I agree to 100 percent - many SCD dancers in Germany dislike Ceilidh
dance and do not want to do it. But those who have never danced
Scottish are more easily to catch with Ceilidh Workshops containing
one or two Set dances.
But why is it so? Ceilidh is probably more traditional than the RSCDS
standards of moving, and there is more to it than Gay Gordons, St.
bernhard's Waltz, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow (the
latter are regarded as Ceilidh by some people over here). Why have
"reputated Country Dancers" got objections against Ceilidh Dance?
XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx schrieb am 03.06.2003: >I am playing for a wedding this coming winter. The bride is >American and the >groom Scottish. They want an hour of ceilidh dances for those Scots >coming >over for the wedding. This is a comment the bride made about >dancing at the >Univ in Glasgow: >The only other thing I would say about dances, is the people who do >know what they are doing will know the informal ceilidh way of >dancing, >not the formal Scottish Country Dancing way (ie turns by the arm >replace reels of three and such). There is a big gulf at university >between ceilidh goers and Scottish Country Dance Society members. >We need to work to keep these gulfs from getting too wide. >Cheers, >Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA >