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In the interest of safety... 
22nd-Nov-2005 11:07 am
ceilidh shoes
There will be a ceilidh lesson today.

Hurrah.
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22nd-Nov-2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
I assume you will be going!
22nd-Nov-2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Yup, I did.
22nd-Nov-2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Uh, isn't a ceilidh a ceilidh lesson ? You might have increased range skills compared to average women, but that's obvious from inspection. I doubt you'd be unintentionally dangerous.


the hatter
22nd-Nov-2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Not all. The latest one we attended expected the dancers to know what they were doing.

Also, unless something changes, the wedding reception will be a ceilidh, so I'd like to look competent. ;)
23rd-Nov-2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
A cedlieh where they DON'T call in excessive detail? That's a bad thought, our lot have enough trouble just keeping time without someone counting for them.
23rd-Nov-2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
To be fair, most of the people at recent ones have been going to ceilidhs for probably 50 years. So, they didn't need any help. And I, as the lone American, was the only one without massive foreknowledge. :)
2nd-Dec-2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Scottish ceilidhs in general have more of a basic set of dances, and therefore more knowledge of them from the dancers, than English ones seem to.
(I was amazed by one of my experienced English dancing friends telling me that he didn't actually know any dances, and just did what the caller told him - *I* know some of the more common English dances, for pete's sake)

Certainly a scottish ceilidh would never advertise the caller in the way that english ones do - there usually (or often) is someone to tell you what to do, but it's more of a reminder/initial explanation than a feature of the dance.
2nd-Dec-2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
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