Monday, August 16, 2010

Czech Out These Lads And Lasses

Scottish dancing is both infectious and international. So as we approach the Highland Ball, let us journey outside the highlands to a place you would not expect to find jigs and reels: Prague.

As this micro-documentary by Jeremy Cooke explains, you need not have a drop of Gaelic blood in ye to prance about in a kilt.

(I ask your patience. The video actually starts about 30 seconds into the clip.)

A wee bit further east, the Russians are also in the spirit of the dance, performing the Scottish Lilt:

Here is another one from the Moscow Scottish Dancing school -- a beautiful couple dance called "You And Me":

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