Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Side Line

The Side line is the line of the Men or of the Ladies at the beginning of the Scottish Country Dance in a Longwise set.

Side lines refers to both the Men's Side line and the Ladies' Side line.

Diagram, Structure Of 3 Couple Longwise Set Scottish Country Dance

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.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Side line, 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:

Avon Valley Strathspey
Come In Out Of The Rain
Farm House Jig
Gold In Sydney
Reel Friends
Rose Of Glamis
Spring In Helensburgh
Tom Steele

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Set Structure

Additional search terms: Sidelines.