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Scottish Country Dancing is the distinctively Scottish form of the country dance and it is derived mainly from the English style of the 17th Century: "longways for as many as will" dances which often used Scottish tunes.

Following the appearance of the country dance in Scotland in the early 18th Century, it underwent changes and adopted some of the characteristics of other dance forms such as Scotch Reels, Quadrilles and Waltzes, but perhaps the most notable change from the English style was the importance attached to precise footwork, an emphasis which had not been seen, in social dancing since the days of the Regency Quadrilles and which is still upheld by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. For more information visit www.rscds.org

Red Thistle Country Dancers

Orange County Royal Scottish Country Dancers

Dance: Glastonbury Tol

Orange County Royal Scottish Country Dancers

Dance: Summer Meeting

Orange County Royal Scottish Country Dancers

Dance: Tribute To The Borders