Scot­tish danc­ing in Tawa

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The Tawa Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing Club is open for business and look­ing for­ward to a busy 2015.

Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing could open up a new world of fit­ness, friend­ship and fun, to say noth­ing of lively, toe-tap­ping mu­sic.

It is suit­able for peo­ple of all ages, and is a so­cial style of danc­ing based on stan­dard for­ma­tions.

Dances are typ­i­cally danced in groups of four cou­ples, called sets. It in­volves danc­ing with part­ners, but it is not nec­es­sary to have a reg­u­lar part­ner.

In fact, the cus­tom is for dancers to change part­ners for each dance. So any­one can join in – sin­gles, cou­ples, wid­owed, groups of friends.

Be­cause women tend to out­num­ber men, it is to­tally ac­cept­able for danc­ing pairs to con­sist of two women.

No part­ner or spe­cial cloth­ing re­quired. Just wear ca­sual clothes and soft shoes.

Scot­tish coun­try danc­ing is not to be con­fused with high­land danc­ing, which is a com­pet­i­tive solo style of danc­ing, re­quir­ing a lot of en­ergy, stamina and strength.

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