Scottish dancing in Tawa
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.