Practicing dancing

Our tutor Rod Downey gives dancers some tips about practicing steps and formations, appropriate dances, videos to watch and music to dance to.

New dancers
More experienced dancers
All dancers
Music to dance to

New dancers

  • New dancers 1: Skip change, The New Rigged Ship, Linton Ploughman, pas de basque, suggested videos and music
  • New dancers 2: Pas de Basque, suggested videos including Rod demonstrating the step at the kitchen sink
  • New dancers 3: Video of a EU programme looking at Scottish Country Dancing
  • Reels: Music structure, reel basics, learning basic reels at home, mirror and parallel reels, reels across
  • New dancers 4: Rights and Lefts
  • New dancers 5: Strathspey travelling step
  • New dancers 6: Who your corners are and turning corners

More experienced dancers

All dancers

Elena, Maureen, Moira and Désirée all set to dance the strange entry reel in The Montgomeries’ Rant

Music to dance to

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