Ben Stein wrote: > I will also take exception to Jim Healy's latest remark (which I seldom > do). We went to two NON-RSCDS country dances when we were in the British > Isles last Christmas/New Year. Sure they were more relaxed than RSCDS dances > and there was birling (see earlier discussion) BUT whether they wish to > admit it or not they owe a great debt to rhe RSCDS. The dances they did > would not exist without it.
I know Jim is big enough to look after himself but I think he would
class at least one of those particular dances as 'RSCDS' dances
albeit not run by the RSCDS, ie - the one I am talking about where I
met Ben - did comprise Scottish Country dances and not a single 'ceilidh'
dance and certainly no hands behind backs while reeling!
As has been mentioned before, SCD takes on a variety of flavours here