Thomas G. Mungall, III April 4, 2006, 7:58 p.m. (Message 44981)
Re: Over 700 schoolchildren dance in Glasgow
One of the best Scottish Country Dancers I know was a former competitive Highland Dancer in her youth. In fact, I've known several so it does happen, admittedly it is rare. For some young folk, Highland Dance is a competitive sport rather than an art. The same is true for Irish solo dance. Likewise, how often does one see a former Irish solo dancer dancing Irish Ceilli Dance? However, for some, the joy of dance carries over into SCD. Tom Mungall Baton Rouge, La, USA ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew C Aitchison" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, mlamontbrown wrote: > > > I always find it sad that young competitive highland dancers rarely > > transform into the next generation of Scottish Country dancer. > > I'd be surprised if they did. If they can't compete at the level they > used to, SCD is going to seem like a big step down that just reminds them > how far the have retreated. I'd expect them to teach highland or take up > something completely different.