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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scottish Country Dance

Scottish Country Dance. From seventeen hundred to the middle of the nineteenth century the country dance was a tune with a dance figure. The dance was called after the tune. Normally two rows of dancers form a line and the couples progress down the row. Song and dance are at the very centre of any nation's culture and are said to represent the innermost character of a people. The whirling, dashing and spinning of the classic Scottish reels are no exception. Here, Roddy Martine and Andrew Campell provide a lighthearted guide to the basic steps of Scottish reels and country dances, all broken down into bullet points and illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams. With further, indisposable hints on the social niceties of reeling, the conventions of the dance and the timetable of the Scottish social season, "The Swinging Sporran" is a hilarious companion to anyone who ventures into the social world north of the border. The Swinging Sporran: A Lighthearted Guide to the Basic Steps of Scottish Reels and Country Dances.

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