Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The Top is nearest to The music.

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, Top, 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:

Angela's Jig
Argyll Ludging
Betty From Chester
Bottoms Up (Rhodes)
Cumbrae Reel
Glenfinnan Gathering
Jean's Frolic
Long Chase
Mamie's Jig
Nighean Donn

Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set Structure

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