ceilidh vs SCD

Alan Paterson

Message 35402 · 4 Jun 2003 16:20:06 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Bryan McAlister wrote:
>
> In article <3XXXX6X0.922537XX@xxxxxxx.xx>, Alan Paterson
> <xxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx> writes
> >Oliver Thinius wrote:
> >>
> >> 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?
> >
> >- Dangerous footware
> >- Uncontrolled pushing/pulling
> >- Arhythmic motion
> >- Complete disregard for the music
> >- Requirement to continually have to expect an unexpected move
> >- Unpractised moves (how many actually "learn" how to birl properly?)
> >
> >I accept that this is painting it somewhat black and white, however, each
> >of the above features of ceilidh dance as it is today act in some way to
> >make me want to avoid it.
> >
> >Alan

> This is totally unfair.

I REPEAT (and yes, I do mean to be shouting).

I expressed the reasons why I (yes ME, MYSELF, I, Alan Paterson, born 1953
Bellshill) do not like ceilidh dancing.

Anyone who does - that's fine by me.

Alan

> We have a name for these people in Scotland - they are called Wxxxxrs.

and I REALLY hope that there is nothing implied by that.

Alan

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