ceilidh vs SCD

Alan Paterson

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Pia Walker wrote:
>
> Would I want to upset you Alan :>) And sorry If I have, I wasn't making a
> personal attack - and the other difference between ceilidh and SCD is that
> if you don't want to dance you don't have to - there will be a bar somewhere
> you can prop up :>) :>) :>).

Indeed. A "regular" SCD event is much the poorer if it doesn't have such a
thing.

>
> I was talking generally - There is a certain notion going around - less
> strong these days but still there, that the RSCDS way of doing things is so
> much better than anything else, and therefore other things shouldn't exist -
> that they are in some way inferior - (I know it happens in other dance forms
> as well - even other scottish dance forms). It is this kind of attitude
> which weakens an individual danceform, and a lot of people in the RSCDS have
> been trying to change it.
>
> And the reasons you are giving have nothing to do with the dancestyle, but
> the execution of the dancestyle, and as I was trying to point out - you get
> this in RSCDS as well, although we are taught a more structured way of
> dancing which appeal to us, but not to all.

My point completely. More or less.

One other difference is the idea of attending classes and thus having a
concept of "dancing better" which one can aspire to (or not as one wishes).

>
> With regard to the 'real' people - you, Linda and Jim, have been taught the
> RSCDS way, which an awful lot of people haven't. And you can birl :>).

On a good day.

>
> Hope I have mollified you :>)

Yup.

Alan (middle name Mollie) Paterson

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