SCD styles (was Illustrated SCD Book and Posters)

Ian Brockbank

Message 21563 · 21 Jun 2000 20:21:05 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Okay Jim,

> > - the book is very obviously in the reeling tradition
> > rather than SCD (and I believe Edge Reels, the group who
> > published it, are a reeling group rather than an SCD
> > group)
>
> Reeling IS SCD: Ceilidh IS SCD: RSCDS IS SCD
> Three (or more) styles, one form.
>
> The suggestion underlying Ian's statement that the RSCDS
> style is the one true SCD faith is the Society's biggest
> problem and not only in Scotland. I have said it
> before and I will say it again (and again and again):
> I personally _prefer_ to dance RSCDS but I can and will
> dance any and all other styles of SCD in between - just
> play the right music, Sam.

We have a clash of terminology. By "SCD" I mean the style of Scottish
Dancing as promulgated by the RSCDS. I do not mean to suggest it is
the one true form of Scottish Dancing, and will quite happily dance
ceilidh (I don't know about reeling - I've never had the opportunity).
It may be a narrower definition of Scottish Country Dancing than the
original, but then we're both using a narrower definition of "ceilidh",
too.

Hmph!

Ian
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