I was at the same event - my Scottish Country Dance Team were entertaining.
We also stayed for the Ceilidh and our dancers were dancing to this same
dance. I don't remember the instructions but I think it was one used
regularly by the Ceilidh Band who were 'Ceilidh Minogue'. I think you may
be able to get them through the 'net'. Hope this helps.
West Lothian, Scotland
On 01/06/2008, Ian Brockbank <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hi All, > > I've just had this request. The name rings a vague bell, but I can't put > my > hands on the instructions (I'm sure it's NOT The Edmonton Snowball which I > have danced and is in MiniCrib), and I don't think it's Barry Skelton's > Snowball Twister either (which is the only other dance with "snowball" in > the name in the DanceData web site). > > Cheers, > > Ian Brockbank > Edinburgh, Scotland > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.scottishdance.net/ > > > > > > _____ > > From: [[IB]] Xxx > Sent: 26 May 2008 23:38 > To: email@example.com > Subject: Seeking ceilidh instructions: Snowball > > > Hello, > > I would first like to thank you for making dance instructions available to > the public on scottishdance.net. I came to Edinburgh 19 months ago for > full-time study, and it did not take me long to fall in love with ceilidhs. > After I had been here for almost a year, I went home to Florida for a > visit, > and organized a couple of ceilidhs for friends and family. Your site was > an > invaluable resource for helping me to gain confidence in calling the > dances! > > Recently I went to a dance that was part of the Ceilidh Culture festival > (in > Edinburgh), and was there introduced to a dance called the Snowball. It is > done in a row of five couples, and begins with the top couple and gradually > includes the second, third, and fourth couples before the fifth couple > sachets up to the top to begin again. Are you familiar with this dance? I > have had some trouble locating instructions, and would be indebted to you > if > you could help me locate them. > > Many thanks, > [[IB]] Xxx >