Scottish Country Dance Practice
Here are various documents of interest to dancers. Note that some of the files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software to display or print.
- Featured dances by the RSCDS.
- A list of all RSCDS dances, in CSV format (use the spreadsheet software of your choice to work with this). Note: This file is obsolete in a variety of ways; if you really want a CSV file of all RSCDS dances then talk to Anselm.
- A list of various SCD figures that don't occur in RSCDS-published dances (yet, anyway). In the style of the popular RSCDS manual. By Anselm Lingnau (written in youthful innocence many years ago).
- The Unwritten Rules of Scottish Country Dancing, by Mel Briscoe (link to Mel's site)
- Is Scottish Country Dancing Fun or Life-Threatening? (PDF file) by Mel Briscoe. This article compares SCD teaching to teaching scuba diving, and tries to apply lessons learned from how scuba instructors are taught to the teaching and practice of SCD. Well worth reading! Reprinted by permission from TACtalk 28:1 (June 2003).
- Anselm's Demo of various musical styles for SCD
- One Chord or two?, by Simon Scott
- Healthy Dancing, by Michael Hanson
- Some articles by Keith Eric Grant:
- Tender Loving Care for Dancers' Legs (by courtesy of TACtalk, 70 KB PDF)
- Imagery, Movement and the Dynamic Dance of Life (28 KB PDF)
- Dancing Our Feet Off Without Injuring Them, by Linking Our Warm-Ups to Kinetic Chains (23 KB PDF)
- Uncle Barry's Non-Skid Material Information (on a magic compound called Dow Corning RTV #3140 that you put on your shoes), and another non-skid idea by Kirk Bachler
- An empty A4 page with a Celtic knotwork border, suitable for notices or invitations. Use freely as desired.