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. |
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.
Country Dance Gala
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.
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.