Traditional Dancing in Scotland
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Traditional Dancing in Scotland by J. P. Flett

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


  • Dance,
  • Scotland,
  • Dance - General,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Cape Breton Island,
  • Folk Dancing,
  • Folk dancing, Scottish,
  • Nova Scotia

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11240162M
ISBN 10071020731X
ISBN 109780710207319

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No inscriptions. Fine. [details are given of traditional Scottish solo step dances, including their histories. This book comprises additional research to that undertaken by the authors for their account of Scottish social dancing described in their earlier work 'Traditional Dancing in Scotland', first published in and reprinted in ]. Scottish country dance (SCD) is the distinctively Scottish form of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns.A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the steps used in . Highland dance or Highland dancing (Scottish Gaelic: dannsa Gàidhealach) is a style of competitive dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the 19th and 20th centuries, in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland was created from the Gaelic folk dance repertoire, but formalised with the conventions of ballet', and has been . Scottish music is a huge part of Scottish culture. Spend any length of time here, a toe-tapping tune, a jovial dance and a hearty sing-a-long is almost a guarantee, and it's rarely a quiet affair. Traditional Scottish music still reverberates around the country. You'll hear street pipers blast the pipes, energetic fiddle sessions and the gentle.

The unique history of step dancing in Scotland and the links between dancing in Scotland and Cape Breton. Clear instructions for many dances are included. Paperback, : £ : Traditional Dancing in Scotland (): J. P. Flett, T.M. Flett: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello Select your address Cited by: 7.