Scottish Country Dancing VS Scottish Folk Dancing

Bryan McAlister

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I think it depends on the quality of the grass - a flat firm lawn is
fine, but tiring, a stretch of grass of dubious flatness, long grass,
rabbit holes, snakes, midges, spiders, slugs, crunchy snails etc. needs
wells.

In message <7x.6xx49276.3112x512@xxx.xxx>, Xxxxx1Xxxxxx@xxx.xxx writes
>Ron wrote:
>
>"After all the Fetes, Garden Partys, Lawn Dances (as some used
>to be called) and various other events I have attended over the years I
>have only rarely seen dancers in trouble over the surface underfoot. A
>bit damp sometimes, worms to slip on, a bit bumpy - but nothing to
>hinder the dancing."
>Fair enough. I suppose a nicely mown lawn would do as well as (or better
>than) many of the really hard floors that one often has to dance on. When I
>made my original comment I was actually thinking of the farmers'
>fields I used
>to dance on.
>
>I don't know about anyone else, but I find dancing RSCDS style on a rough
>field or even a rough lawn really tiring. Not that I do it often. But from
>what I remember, it's probably skip change that I find the most challenging
>step to do on a rough surface.
>
>FWIW,
>
>Chris, New York.
>
>
>
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