In the last few days I had to write an article for WeekendNotes about Scottish dancing events - in fact for the article referred to as ceilidhs. It was not a word that I recall being associated with the dancing I did a loooong time ago.
I remember doing a couple of Scottish dances - as part of my "ballet" classes. We did classical ballet, tap dancing and some Scottish dancing. I was never going to be a dancer - not in any way. Too tall for a start, but I was reasonably co-ordinated. But it was not for me long term.
I have always loved it though. I found this video on YouTube, and oddly it was from South Australia - my home state. A Highland Fling - as I remember too. Brought back memories. I watched it through and remember now the steps though this old body won't do what I would want it to do now!