Kilts on for dancers
Bow, curtsey and grab a partner – the Tawa Scottish Country Dance Club is warming up for another year.
Club tutor Maureen Robson said she had been dancing for 50 years and loved it.
‘‘ It is great fun. You meet people from all levels of society,’’ she said.
‘‘ It is good for your mind because you really have to think about where you’re going.’’
She said there were 24 members of the Tawa club, and more members were being sought.
Scottish country dancing was certainly not boring, Ms Robson said.
‘‘ It is possibly a bit more disciplined and structured than young people would like,’’ she said.
The club travelled to Hamilton for eight days during the New Year period, to take part in a national gathering.
Ms Robson said Scottish country dancing was different from highland dancing.
‘‘Scottish country dancing is social dancing, unlike highland dancing, where you dance alone.’’
There are 12 Scottish country dancing clubs in the Wellington region.
From February, the Tawa club will meet on Thursdays at the Tawa Union Church.
Anybody should ring Maureen Robson on 478 8055.