Bryan McAlister wrote: > > In article <3XXXX6X0.922537XX@xxxxxxx.xx>, Alan Paterson > <email@example.com> 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.
> We have a name for these people in Scotland - they are called Wxxxxrs.
and I REALLY hope that there is nothing implied by that.