Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


To Retire, Dance backwards, away from the dancer you are Facing.

The Figure may involve one Scottish Country Dancer or a line of dancers, with the Facing dancer(s) either stationary or, more commonly, also Retiring. Two bars are normally allocated for this Figure.

When qualified by a Place in The set, the term is sometimes used to indicate the Finishing Position.

See also Advance and retire and also Set advancing and retire under Setting.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Retire, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Entente Florale
Major Erskine Of Edinburgh

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