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Scottish Country Dance Dictionary

The Scottish Country Dance Dictionary is a comprehensive reference for those interested in the traditional dancing of Scotland. It contains two main elements:

• Dance Instructions A-Z Dance Cribs – These provide succinct descriptions of over 6000 Scottish Country dances, often with background information about the dance and a link to a video; and

• Dictionary Of Dance Terms – This provides detailed definitions of the technical terms used in in dance instructions ("cribs") and by Scottish Country Dance teachers.

Scottish Country dances on YouTube

A large number of video recordings of Scottish Country dances can be found on YouTube.  As always with YouTube, buyer beware!   Some YouTube videos show dancing that is excellent, while some videos show dancing that is at best mediocre.  The dancing seen on some YouTube videos may also deviate somewhat from the original instructions for the dance.   You can’t always assume that the way a given video shows a dance will also be exactly the way you will be asked to do the dance.  If a teacher asks you to deviate from the crib for the dance, or from something you saw on a given video, please do as the teacher asks. 

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