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Scottish Country Dance Winter Ball, Glasgow, Scotland

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Today, the focus of my posting is on Scottish Country Dancing following my attendance last night at the Glasgow Branch's Winter Ball at Erskine Bridge Hotel.

Scottish Country Dancing dates back to the 18th century and should not be confused with Highland Dancing. During evolution of this type of dancing certain French influences were absorbed such as the square formation of the quadrille and ballroom etiquette.

The country dance is performed by a group of couples, usually consisting of four couples, positioned adjacent to each other in two parallel lines with gentleman facing ladies. In the course of a typical dance participants will interact with others on the floor, hence the 'social' aspect. There are three main types of country dance: long wise, round-the-room-, and square.

Scottish Country Dancing has a following around the world.

At the Glasgow Branch Winter Ball, some 20 dances were performed and music was provided by the Ian Muir Sound. Overall, an enjoyable evening. Some short video clips of the dancing can be found below.

NB: Subsequent to this posting, Google has ceased supporting videos on blogs. However, a video clip of the Ball can be found on You Tube here.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done Nigel - it was a terrific evening - super music excellent dancing and pleasant company. Good to relive it on your blog site.
VivIODee

January 17, 2010  

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Scottish Country Dancing Event Glasgow

Saturday, September 20, 2008

This evening, I am presenting some images of a Scottish Country Dancing demonstration provided at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow. We were in Glasgow so we popped in to have a look.

This form of dancing originated in the 18th century. It is social dancing which involves groups of 6-10 people who dance to various reels, jigs and strathspeys with music provided by accordions, flutes or piano but rarely bagpipes.

In the event we witnessed there was both demonstrations by experts and opportunities for the public to join in. A nice event to round off the day-and tour.



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Demonstration team in action




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Royal Scottish Country Dancing Anniversary Ball Glasgow

Saturday, June 21, 2008

This evening I am posting a video taken at Glasgow's sumptuous City Chambers of the the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society's Glasgow Branch 85th Anniversary Ball. Music was provided by The Lothian Band. This video is quite lengthy, suggest fast forward through first few minutes (start up) and then enjoy.

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Scottish Country Dancing Glasgow

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This evening I am presenting some images, taken by Simon, of Scottish Country Dancing in progress. We have a video but have experienced problems in posting same to the Blog. Will try again tomorrow.





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Scottish Country Dancing

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scottish Country Dancing is a form of social dancing and not to be confused with Scottish Highland Dancing. Here are some images of Country Dancing in progress.



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