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Dancing Clutha

 

 
Scottish Country Dancing is a modern form of the country dancing popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century. It is, without doubt, one of the most sociable forms of dancing. Not just because you dance with seven or so other people, all at the same time, but with smiles and eye and hand contact being mandatory you cannot help but be friends with those around you. People can come as couples or as singles; you don't need to bring a partner - there will always be enough other folks around to be sure you dance all evening. Mixing is the name of the game. It's sometimes elegant; often very lively; but always, always, lots of fun.

Unlike Highland dances, which are usually solo performances accompanied by bagpipes, Country dances are danced with partners in sets of two or more couples doing an exciting variety of formations.  The dances vary in tempo, including lively jigs, hornpipes and reels, and the slower, elegant strathspeys.

The Sorrento Scottish Country Dancers  are
affiliated with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
 
 
In 1923, the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society  was founded in order to preserve traditional Scottish country dancing. Its patrons went out to watch people dance and collect the dances for publication. In the process, they also tried to reconstruct and publish dances from old manuscripts that were no longer actually danced, and standardized technical points like steps and footwork.  Scottish Country Dancing is probably more alive today than it ever was in the past, and this is to a large extent due to the efforts of the RSCDS. 

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