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For example, in a four-couple dance the order of couples at the beginning of each turn could be , , , , at which point the dance would stop. The most common arrangements are dances involving two or three couples dancing in four-couple sets for eight repetitions — this means that during some times through couples may be "standing out" to watch and have a rest. For example, the order of couples in a three-couple dance would be top three couples dancing , bottom three couples dancing , top three couples dancing etc.
There are also "set dances" which go through only once that often consist of a sequence of non-repeating figures that last much longer than normal times through e. Bonnie Anne 96 bars , MacDonald of Sleat bars. In fact, the figures and arrangement of modern Scottish country dances, while derived from a year tradition, make it difficult to generalise because many newer dances feature new ideas such as partner changes you dance with a new partner on each new time through the dance, as in "Nighean Donn" by Peter Hastings or "Caddam Wood" by John Mitchell , palindromic structure the sequence of figures is similar seen from the end to the beginning as it is seen from the beginning to the end, as in "The White Heather Jig" by Cosh , fugues the sequence of figures for each couple is intricately intertwined to resemble the structure of a musical fugue , canons a new couple begins their time through even though the couple before have not finished theirs yet and others, such as John Drewry's "Crossing the Line", where the bottom of the set becomes the top for the next time through.
Dance devisers seem to enjoy blending new ideas with the traditional though the results vary in popularity. During the early 20th century, SCD still had a part in social entertainment especially in rural Scotland, even though the number of dances within the active repertoire was quite small.
Scottish country dancing was in danger of dying out when, in , the Scottish Country Dance Society SCDS was founded in Glasgow with the goal of preserving "country dances as danced in Scotland " this was only recently changed to read "Scottish country dances". The SCDS began to collect and publish the remaining dances as well as reconstruct or reinterpret from old sources dances that were no longer being danced.
In the process, the dances and technique, which might differ considerably depending on where in Scotland a dance was collected, were strictly standardised, which, from the point of view of preservation, was an unhelpful thing to do but which paved the way for universal "compatibility" among dancers from eventually all over the world.
The efforts of the SCDS became quite popular, and its influence on the training of physical education teachers meant that most Scottish children learn at least a minimum of SCD during school. Fairly soon after the inception of the SCDS people started inventing new dances in the spirit of the older ones but also introducing new figures not part of the collected canon.
Today there are over 11, dances catalogued, of which fewer than 1, can be considered "traditional". Many dances are only known regionally, though the most popular in a "traditional" vein are published by the RSCDS. The RSCDS does hold significant influence since they teach the majority of Scottish country dance teachers, administrate the official SCD teaching exam, run the largest number of internally publicised events and have published the largest number of dances which encompasses a large part of the repertoire of most dancers.
Modern SCD has evolved considerably from the early 18th century, with the constant devising of new dances, new concepts, informal variations and entirely new ideas appearing.
As a pursuit, Scottish country dancing is no longer confined to Scotland. Gay and lesbian Scottish country dancing groups, first being organised in London and now in Manchester and Edinburgh aptly named The Gay Gordons offer same-sex Scottish country dancing, the London group has adopted the use of the terms "leader" and "follower" instead of "man" and "lady" terms borrowed from swing dance.
Scottish country dancing is now recognised as a valuable activity for maintaining health and fitness. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in August made a study  of seventy women between the ages of 60 and 85 years; half were Scottish country dancers and the remainder participated in other physical activities such as swimming, walking, golf and keep fit classes.
The women were assessed on their strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. The Lawland Lads think they are fine But oh they're vain and idle gaudy How much unlike the graceful mein And manly looks o' my Highland Laddie. Nae greater joy I'll e'er pretend Than that his love prove true and steady Like mine to him, which ne'er shall end While heaven preserves my Highland Laddie.
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