Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Set To Second Corners

In Scottish Country Dancing Set to second corners, Set to is a conveniently short synonym for Set Facing.

The specified Dancer(s) Face their Second corner positions and all Set.

Most commonly, they will be the Dancing couple, back to back on the Second corners' Diagonal, though they may be in other Positions such as 2nd Places on Opposite Sides, on the Centre line (Man between 1st Places, Lady between 3rd Places) or even 2nd Places on Own sides.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Set to second corners, 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:

Cromartie's Rant
Dunkeld House
Etta Gibson's Strathspey
Lassie Come And Dance With Me
Rhodes House Reel
Saltire Society Reel
Ship In Full Sail
Tattie Bogle
Up In The Air

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