> > - 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",
Ian Brockbank, Indigo Active Vision Systems, The Edinburgh Technopole,
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