Oldest SCD dances

Richard Goss

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Forgot to mention, that in the RSCDS approved film where our dances were done in costume in historical settings, also ABBCC.
 
Also addiang, that when one checks the RSCDS dances of this period, one must actually check the reference. As I mentioned before, the "footnote" is the earliest known (at the time reference). Many of the historical dances in my data base, while having the same name and tune, have a choreography totally different from that of the Society and thus would not fall under the "updated and adjusted" comment."
 
Others, are older, in that our title is but one for a particular set of figures. On the other hand, there are dances such as "Gen Stuart" (Castle Menzies) that are the result of palemsests, where the actual name of the general was edited out, and then changed. Related to this, is the second title we used as "New Way of Gildon", which is an error or misunderstanding. Translated the alternative title is "Gildon, as done in a new way", meaning that there was an older dance "Gildon", which was edited into the version we now call Gen Stuart..

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