SCD styles (was Illustrated SCD Book and Posters)

Pia Walker

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A ceidlidh is a scottish/gaellic word which means social gathering as far as
I know - it is a style unique to Scotland - now-a-days, it is used for
dancing, but it used to be, and still is in some places, a gathering of
people who would entertain themselves by doing various acts for which they
had talent. So you would sing, dance, play musical instrument. Therefore
the word might be wrong, but the dancing is still Scottish - you can dance
Gay Gordons with RSCDS steps, and a lot of the other walking dances too I
bet - it is just that in confined space, you shuffle, rather than dance out.

Pia

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From: Iain G Richardson <X.X.Xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx.xx>
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Subject: Re: SCD styles (was Illustrated SCD Book and Posters)

>
> I don't agree that "ceilidh dancing" is SCD. Nowadays a "ceilidh"
> (at least around here, Aberdeenshire) is usually a social dance.
> One or two of the common dances done at ceilidhs could be
> described as Scottish Country dances (Eightsome Reel, Dashing
> White Sergeant) but many of the others (Gay Gordons, Canadian
> Barn Dance, etc) just don't fit with the published RSCDS steps,
> sets and style. Different dances, different style, different music.
> Both styles of dancing have their merits, both can be great fun,
> both have evolved from a mix of earlier types of dancing, but I
> wouldn't call them the same !
>
> Cheers
>
> Iain Richardson
>
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