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American Square Dances
"Partner." The lady to the right past the gentleman's Partner is known as that gentleman's "Right Hand Lady." The lady directly across the set from a gentleman, facing him, is that gentleman's "Opposite Lady," and the lady at the gentleman's
The Formation of a Set.
left side is his "Corner Lady." These names and designations apply to positions and not to individuals, in reference to the ladies only. The numbers and names given the gentlemen in the set are constant, and do not change; they refer to individuals in the case of the gentlemen, and not to positions—just the reverse as applied to the numbers and names of the ladies. To sum up: The lady who is at the gentleman's right side is always his Partner. The lady at his left side is always his Corner Lady.