Kilts on for dancers

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By SAM DUFF

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.

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