Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Second Corner

When the Scottish Country Dancing Couples are on their Own sides and in the order 2 1 3, 2nd Lady is the 1st Man's Second corner and 3rd Man is the 1st Lady's Second corner, as shown in the following diagram.

Diagram, Structure Of 3 Couple Longwise Set Scottish Country Dance Second Corner

Structure of 3 Couple Longwise Set

Dancers, Positions and Directions in a Longwise, Active, 3-couple set: after the most common Progression. The shaded area is defined as the Inside of The set. The arrows are indicators of Direction, only, not paths followed.



At the start of a 4 couple square set, the Man's Second corner is the Lady on his right, i.e., three Places away anticlockwise; the Lady's is the Man on her left, three Places away clockwise, as shown in the following diagram.

Diagram, Structure Of Square Set Scottish Country Dancing Second Corner

Structure Of Square Set

Dancers, Positions and Directions in a 4 couple square set: Corners and Opposites are shown for 1st couple only. The shaded area is defined as the Inside of The set. The arrows are indicators of Direction, only, not paths followed.


See the section Corner for a more detailed description.


For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Second corner, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Amethyst (Charlton)
Auld Toon Of Ayr
Brook
Dancing Girls
Happy Dancers
Kangaroo Paw
Miss Clemy Stewart's Reel
Tak Tent
Turning The Key
Ye're Welcome, Charly Stuart

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Second Corner in a Longwise Set

Second Corner Video Clip

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