Sets

In all cases couples are 1&2, 3&4, 5&6 and 7&8.
Numbers and collective names remain constant throughout the dance.
Men and women are totally interchangeable.
All dances start facing your partner unless specified otherwise.
4 couple longways
Top
1 2
3 4
5 6
7 8
Bottom
Up is towards the top.
Down is towards the bottom.
In is towards the centre line of the set (normally towards your partner).
Out is away from the centre line of the set.

Middles are 3,4,5,6.
Ends are 1,2,7,8.

1&3, 2&4, 5&7 and 6&8 are neighbours.

Rotated formation is where the set appears to be rotated by 90 degrees:

  Top
X X X X
X X X X
It does not imply anything about the permutation of the dancers.
3 couple longways
Top
1 2
3 4
5 6
Bottom
Up, down, in and out as 4 couple longways.

Middles are 3,4.
Ends are 1,2,5,6.

2 couple longways
Top
1 2
3 4
Bottom
Up, down, in and out as 4 couple longways.

4 couple radial
Top
   2   
   1   
8 7 3 4
   5   
   6   
Bottom
Heads are 1,2,5,6.
Sides are 3,4,7,8.
Insides are 1,3,5,7.
Outsides are 2,4,6,8.

Out is away from the centre of the set.

3 couple radial
Top
   2   
   1   
  5 3  
6     4
Bottom
The three arms should be equally spaced.

Insides are 1,3,5.
Outsides are 2,4,6.
Out is away from the centre of the set.

2 couple radial
Top
4 3  1 2
Bottom
Insides are 1,3.
Outsides are 2,4.
Square
Top
 2 1 
3   8
4   7
 5 6 
Bottom
Heads are 1,2,5,6.
Sides are 3,4,7,8.

Start standing next to your partner facing across the set.

8 person grid
 Top 
1 2 3
8   4
7 6 5
Bottom
Corners are 1,3,5,7.
Middles are 2,4,6,8.
Head middles are 2,6.
Side middles are 4,8.
The centre is the point in the middle of the set.

Start facing the centre (corners face diagonally).

5 person X
Top
1   4
  2  
5   3
Bottom
2 starts facing the top. All others start facing 2.
4 couple line
Top
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Bottom
Everyone starts facing the middle of the line.
8 couple Sicillian
Top
     2B 1B     
     2A 1A     
3B 3A     8A 8B
4B 4A     7A 7B
     5A 6A     
     5B 6B     
Bottom
Running out of numbers here...

Everyone starts facing around the circle as in a regular Sicillian set.


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