Dancing in Confinement

Dancing in Confinement

Dance Scottish At Home

The RSCDS Dance Scottish At Home Page offers articles, music, games, podcasts and even online classes to its international community.

8th May Newsletter

Puzzle

On line classes take place every Wednesday at 7.00 pm, UK time .

13th May Class

6th May Class


RSCDS Edinburgh Bitesize at home classes

A project organised by RSCDS teachers.

Video 1 : Warming up exercises
Pas de Basque
Highlander Stepping Step
Highland Fling : Shedding step
Fling Step 2 (Toe Heel)


Maid of Islay Tutorial with Diana Hastie

Diana Hastie (RSCDS Sydney Branch) guides us through the five steps of ‘Maid of Islay’, a dance devised by Mary Isdale MacNab for Wendy West and first taught at St. Andrew’s Summer School in 1976 by Wendy West’s mother.
Music recorded by Keith Smith (fiddle) and Muriel Johnstone (piano).


Scot Step

Scottish Country Dancing At Home
M Hamilton


Dancing in Confinement : Facebook Dances

The Toilet Roll Reel ( RSCDS Lyon Branch)

Enjoy watching the ‘Toilet Roll Reel’ dance from the RSCDS Lyon Branch! Introduced by Chairwoman Raphaëlle Orgeret and edited by Youth Coordinator Claire Cunin. Also participating in the video is Corinne, Louise, Cynthia, Nathanaël , Etienne and Mélissa from the branch.

The Toilet Roll Reel by the RSCDS Lyon Branch

Enjoy watching the 'Toilet Roll Reel' dance from the RSCDS Lyon Branch! Introduced by Chairwoman Raphaëlle Orgeret and edited by Youth Coordinator Claire Cunin. Also participating in the video is Corinne, Louise, Cynthia, Nathanaël , Etienne and Mélissa from the branch. #DanceScottish #DanceScottishathome #Fun

Gepostet von The RSCDS Dance Scottish am Freitag, 27. März 2020

Ted Smith The Left in Isolation Jig


As Scottish Country dancers we usually need 6 to 8 dancers to form a set. In current times we had to improvise. So here is a 1 couple dance(plus 4 chairs).

As Scottish Country dancers we usually need 6 to 8 dancers to form a set. In current times we had to improvise. So here is a 1 couple dance(plus 4 chairs).The Left in Isolation Jig

Gepostet von TedLeanne Smith am Dienstag, 24. März 2020
For all our dancing friends home and alone here is a 32 bar Strathspey for 1 person and 2 swivel chairs.
Alone in Loch Home

Hi All,For all our dancing friends home and alone here is a 32 bar Strathspey for 1 person and 2 swivel chairs.Alone in Loch Home

Gepostet von TedLeanne Smith am Samstag, 28. März 2020

Home alone: A dance Danced by Sarah Wrigley

A dance for one person and a chair (start in 1st lady’s position) 2×32 bar reel

Home alone:A dance for one person and a chair (start in 1st lady’s position) 2×32 bar reel1-4 1st lady advance and retire5-8 1st lady dance around chair passing right shoulder9-16 1st lady slip 8 steps to the left in a circle and back 17-24 1st lady dance down and back to 1st place25-28 Cast off one place and dance a half figure of eight around the chair29-32 Pick up chair and move it to 1st lady’s position using pas de basque and petronella turn into 1st man’s positionRepeat as 1st man but pass chair left shoulder and slip step to right first

Gepostet von Sarah Wrigley am Freitag, 27. März 2020
Danced by Sarah Wrigley : A Scottish Country Dance Teacher from New Zealand

Home alone:
A dance for one person and a chair (start in 1st lady’s position) 2×32 bar reel

1-4 1st lady advance and retire
5-8 1st lady dance around chair passing right shoulder
9-16 1st lady slip 8 steps to the left in a circle and back
17-24 1st lady dance down and back to 1st place
25-28 Cast off one place and dance a half figure of eight around the chair
29-32 Pick up chair and move it to 1st lady’s position using pas de basque and petronella turn into 1st man’s position
Repeat as 1st man but pass chair left shoulder and slip step to right first