Perth

Ceilidh Dancing

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We aim to learn the dances that we are likely to find at a ceilidh, at the same time enjoying a bit of exercise and having fun. To maintain interest, we sometimes try simple Scottish country dances which provide an extra challenge. We enjoy this especially when the tricky dance is eventually concluded successfully!

The sessions are organised around dances meant to get people dancing with different partners. These dances include circle dances and a variety of round the room dances with a few done in sets of four, five or six couples to add variety. The aim of the sessions is for members to have fun, not to worry about getting the dances absolutely correct. All can be walked instead of danced which makes ceilidh dancing suitable for everyone. It is an enjoyable way to get some body and mind exercise. We were fortunate to have the expertise of a member of a ceilidh band who offered
to play for us.

Our last meeting before Christmas was special with live music provided by the Perth U3A Traditional Music Group, instead of our usual CDs. After the dancing, we consumed seasonal food and soft drinks and, as the photos show, everyone had a good time! The Group were invited to play for our last session of the year.

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