The Bear
Celtic Jam
Celtic Rock Concert
Donald's Gaelic Tent
Scottish Fiddling
Gaelic Mod
Harp Competition
Heavy Athletics
Highland Dance
Lochaber Trump
Marathon
Patron/Sponsor Reception
Picnic
Piping and Drumming
Scottish Country Dance
Sheep Herding
Torchlight Ceremony
Track and Field
Highland Wrestling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland (and one of its best kept secrets). It's not the sword dance and fling as performed by the Highland dancers. Rather it is a social dance whose winding patterns are reminiscent of interlacing Celtic knotwork, and whose circle, lines and square formations came from the Lowlands and other parts of Britain.
From Scotland's 400-year alliance with France came the elegance of the French court dance, and from the vitality of a mountain people came the lively movement and lightness of foot. Like Scotland's unique musical heritage, Scottish Country Dancing reflects the country's rich cultural heritage.

An opportunity to dance or observe is provided on Saturday and Sunday at MacRae Meadows at the Country Dancing platform, located just outside the main gate.

Scottish Country Dance Gala

Plan to come on Friday night July 8th to the Scottish Country Dance Gala in Williams Gymnasium at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk--from the grand march to the colorful evening wear to the flying kilts-- it is spectacle you won't want to miss.

Music by The Bobbys of PANCOH

8:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Grand March promptly at 8:30
Dancers: $25., Spectators: $10.
Spectators are invited to participate in two dances which will be taught,
all are invited to partake of light
refreshment at intermission.