“Featured Dances” recommended by the RSCDS

For some time during the “naughties”, every year the RSCDS recommended some dances for inclusion in social programmes. It was hoped that this would promote a sense of unity and familiarity between branches, groups, and dancers all over the world. (It also seems that they wanted us to try some dances that for some reason or other never seemed to show up on programmes on their own merit, but that's that :^).)

Incidentally, what's so great about Jimmy's Fancy that it made the “featured dances” list for the second time in four years?

Update: With the publication of the core repertoire of dances, the Society seems to have gone off the idea of publishing annual lists of dances.

Featured Dances 2007-2008

Bridge of Nairn
Cauld Kail
Festival Fling
From Scotia's Shores We're Noo Awa'
Glasgow Lasses
Hamilton House
Ladies' Fancy
Lady Mary Menzies' Reel
Open the Door to Three
Summer Wooing

Featured Dances 2006-2007

Campbell's Frolic
The Deil amang the Tailors
The Dream Catcher
The Gates of Edinburgh
Inverneill House
Jimmy's Fancy
Lamb Skinnet
Major Ian Stewart
Round Reel of Eight
Seann Triubhas Willichan

Featured Dances 2005-2006

Anniversary Reel
The Clansman
The Machine without Horses
Margaret Parker's Strathspey
Miss Mary Douglas
Mrs MacLeod
My Friend Joe
The Sailor
Sugar Candie
Tribute to the Borders

Featured Dances 2004-2005

Bonnie Ina Campbell
Brechin Lassies
Clutha
The Diamond Jubilee
Green grow the Rashes
Minard Castle
Miss Hadden's Reel
New Park
Nice to See You
The Roselath Cross

Featured Dances 2003-2004

Todlen Hame
Old Nick's Lumber Room
The Gentle Shepherd
Argyll's Fancy
Land o' Cakes
Argyll Strathspey
Jimmy's Fancy
Red House
The Cumbrae Reel
Sleepy Maggie

Featured Dances 2002-2003

The Earl of Mansfield
Broadford Bay
Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich
The Reel of the Royal Scots
Fair Donald
The Braes of Breadalbane
Frae A' the Airts
The Happy Meeting
Muirland Willie
Teviot Bridge