Posted by: ramblinrobert | May 6, 2009

Scottish Country Dancing in North Carolina

Last September I heard of Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) for the first time and I’ve been taking a weekly class ever since. I’ve learned over time that the best way to travel is to meet people who share my interests. So, when I started planning my long-awaited trip to explore North Carolina I looked into dancing there. It turns out that the day I flew into Charlotte, there was a SCD gala in the area, due to the local Loch Norman Scottish Games taking place that weekend. I went to the gala to observe, hoping to meet some people and learn about dancing in the area.

The end of the grand march, with the first four-couple set.

The end of the grand march, with the first four-couple set.

This turned out to be a great beginning to my trip. I met many people, from Georgia, North Carolina and Massachusetts. I was invited to dance with them the following day at the games and did so with relish. Later in the week, joined by a fellow dancer from Berkeley, I danced in the little town of Hot Springs in the mountains near Tennessee. The next day, I rejoined my new friends from the Charlotte area, dancing with the Shelby group. I had a great time and expect to dance with them again. The SCD community is small–I met people who know both of my beginners’ class instructors in California. This turned out to be a great way to meet people and learn about life in North Carolina. For those interested in SCD in this area, visit the Carolinas Branch website.

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