While we were in Scotland we were fortunate to be there for the annual get together at our cousins’ homes. They live way up at the north of Scotland near Wick in the county of Caithness.
During the evening we took part in some Scottish country dancing. I really had to search back through my memory bank to remember the steps to the dances I had learnt at school. I was remembering the various dances we had been taught and was trying to explain one of them to my cousin Joan but I couldn’t remember the name of the dance. Since returning to Australia I have searched my Scottish Country Dance Book
(a gift from my school friend when I emigrated to Australia in 1965) and have found the dance that I was thinking of, The Waltz Country Dance.
Here it its.
The instructions make it sound rather complicated but it really is a very simple dance.
Fortunately at the front of the book there is an explanation of terms used within the book. A pousette by the way is . . .
One of the scenes in Four Weddings and a Funeral involves Scottish Country Dancing and they all look like they are having a great time. Pity about the subsequent scene! Have you seen the movie?