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.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Top, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
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

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Set Structure

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