Heat not slowing down Scottish Country Dancers

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SUMMERSIDE - In a crowd among hundreds at the Highland Gathering in Summerside, one group in particular is just having fun doing what they enjoy.

Brenda Porter is made to be the center of attention in the triumph dance at the Highland Gathering with her dancing partners, Jerry Gray (left) and Gilbert Hughes.

The Scottish Country Dancers from Charlottetown spent the weekend dancing in full costume in close to 30-degree weather, but they weren’t complaining.

“We’re doing what we love,” said Christine Scott, event co-ordinator for the Beaconsfield Assembly. “It’s hot, but we’re all having a great time here.”

Over a dozen dancers with the group spent Saturday and Sunday performing the triumph dance.

“In this dance the two men are triumphantly showing off the women,” she said. “They make her the center of attention.”

Although it may fly under the radar, Scott says this type of dance still has its place.

“Scottish Country Dancing is popular worldwide today,” she said. “There are dance clubs in Japan, Indian, Australia, and New Zealand, to name a few, that focus of Scottish dance.”

 

Organizations: Beaconsfield Assembly

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Country Dancing, Japan Australia New Zealand

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  • Cathleen Bohn
    June 30, 2014 - 15:12

    Can anyone tell me if there is Scottish Country Dancing in Malta, and if so, how to contact them.