I meant especially that Highland dancers turn up their noses at country
dancing (I don't personally know any "ceilidh dancers" or "Reelers").
Competition Highland being more like a sport now than a dance form, they
don't, as far as I can tell, understand the enjoyment that we can get from
doing something even as limitedly regimented as SCD. I have seen crossovers,
but they have gone from SCD to Highland. When I am in conversation with a
Highland dancer and let it drop that I do SCD, his (or, more usually, her)
nostrils flare and he gets that "Oh! How quaint!" expression. I suppose it
seems to them, for lack of a better term, "common." I want to start
Highland--I'm not saying that all Highland dancers are snobs, or even that
any are. If there are any Highland dancers out there, I don't mean to
offend. But I think if we could push SCD on the Highland schools as
something in which they could have fun and show off their technique, we might
have some success with the kids and teen-agers there.