What impresses me about this exchange is that (roughly) attitudes towards
the highland dancers sound remarkably like their attitudes towards
country dancers; both seem to lack a real understanding of the other.
As a dancer in both worlds (mostly in America though I've danced
Scotland as well) I'm happy to report that I've found lots of wonderful
people and fabulous dancing in both communities. All that seems to be
required is a willingness to work. Why not _work_ to bring these
communities together? Chat, dance and learn.