Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Set And Cast

Although this is no more than a combination of Set Facing Across The set followed by Cast individually (one Place) on the Opposite Side, Set and cast is important as a common movement by the 1st Couple to establish the Progression in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active Set; 2nd Couple usually Step up during the Casting.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Set and cast, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Campbell's Hornpipe
Castle Varrich
Glen Mor
Lamb Skinnet
Linnea's Strathspey
Miss Johnstone Of Ardrossan
Postie's Jig
Red Rose Of Dunoon
Reel Of The 51st Division
Sleepy Maggie

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Set And Cast

Set And Cast Video Clip

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