Turn Corner, Partner, Corner, PartnerIn Scottish Country Dancing, Turn corner, partner, corner, partner is an abbreviation of: Turn First corner By the right, Turn Partner By the left, Turn Second corner By the right, Turn Partner By the left. It is frequently abbreviated further to Corner, partner, corner, partner.
It starts with the Dancing couple in the centre of a Longwise set Facing their First corners. Successively, they both Turn their First corners By the right, Turn each other By the left 1¼ times to Face their Second corners, both Turn their Second corners By the right and finally Turn each other By the left; the extent of the final Turn is determined by the subsequent Figure.
The Quick turn grip (or, more casually, the Elbow grip) should be used throughout though, if the Dancing couple need to be in their Own side lines at the end, the final Turn by the left is only about 3⁄8 and so an Open hold is very much better for this.
Structure of 3 Couple Longwise Set
Turn corner, partner, corner, partner, in reverse is a rare, derivative form in which the Dancers follow the reverse path, i.e., the sequence is: Turn Second corner By the left, Turn Partner By the right, Turn First corner By the left, Turn Partner By the right. It occurs in bars 9-16 of Bill Forbes' Rant. As also with Turn corner, partner, corner, partner, the extent of the final Turn is determined by the subsequent Figure; in this dance, it becomes Turn by the right halfway so that the Dancing couple Finish in 2nd Place on Own sides.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Turn corner, partner, corner, partner, 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:
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Turn Corner, Partner, Corner, PartnerTurn Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner Video Clip
Links To Pages Related To 'Turning'Figures
Pump Handle Turn
Turn Both Hands
Turn By The Left
Turn By The Left Halfway
Turn By The Right
Turn By The Right Halfway
Turn Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner
Turn Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner, In Reverse
Turn On The Spot
Turn On The Spot Halfway
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