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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 to the Scottish Country Dance Gala 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. 8:00 pm until 12:00 am.