Scottish Country Dancing With the Red Thistle Dancers Part 2 AND Performance Dancing with the Red Thistle Dancers


This video combination consists of two separate sections, the first of which is a tutorial with step breakdown and explanations as well as illustration of technique within specially selected dances for the Intermediate Level dancer, plus a separate video of specially selected medleys for use in performance. Ideas and techniques for groups or teachers staging public performance are also presented.



  • Intermediate SCD figures shown in close-up and slow motion

  • Patterns walked through with drumbeat

  • Voice-over explanation of figures and patterns

  • 18 dances set to excellent live music

  • Performance dancing at several levels

  • 10 full medleys for varying spaces and audiences

  • Perfect gift to demonstrate SCD for family and friend

  • Ideas and techniques for groups or teachers staging public performance


Scottish Country Dancing with the Red Thistle Dancers Part 2: (75 minutes)


Steps Taught:



  • Highland Setting Steps (Highland Schottische; Coupé Pas de Basque; Glasgow Highlanders setting step; Glasgow Highlanders ladies' version)



  • Figures of Eight (right and left shoulder up and down the set; across the set; double figure of eight)

  • Reels of Three

  • Reels of Four

  • Set and Link

  • Traveling Pas de Basque, Step and Figures

  • More Figures using Traveling Pas de Basque

  • Figures using skip change of step (non progressive, Ladies chain; Turn corner pass partner)

  • Figures using strathspey setting step (all round poussette, half poussette, Highland Schottische; poussette, Set to Corners and partners "hello and goodbye setting"

  • Four hands across in a wheel

  • The Knot, The Rondel, The Tournée, The Targe


Dances used for illustration of the above are: The Breakdown, Anderson's Rant, The Weathercock, The Cumbrae Reel, The Peat Fire Flame, The Golden Wedding Strathspey, Inch of Perth, Petronella Reel, Winter Vacation, General Stuart's Reel, Neidpath Castle, Graham's Reel, Donald Bane, Apple Strudel, The Silver Tassie, The Argyll Strathspey, Fern Glen, Me and My Partner


Performance Dancing With the Red Thistle Dancers (60 minutes)


A set of Medleys specially selected for performances:



  • Medley I - Gay Gordons; The Dashing White Sergeant; The Glasgow HIghlanders; The Buchan Eightsome (2 x 16 march + 2 32 reel + 3 x 32 strathspey + 128 reel)

  • Medley II - The Bonnie Briest Knots; The Dillsburg Jig (32 strathspey + 32 reel, twice)

  • Medley III - Captain Mac Bean's Reel; The Laird of Atherton; Doubly Triumphant (2 x 32 reel + 2 x 32 strathspey + 2x 32 reel)

  • Medley IV - The Gentle Shepherd; Ninety in the Shade; Uncle Isaac (2 x 32 slow jig + 1 x 40 strathspey + 2 x 32 reel)

  • Medley V - The Hollin Buss Calum Cam-Chosach; On the Port Tack (2 x 32 jig + 16 strathspey - 16 jig - 16 strathspey medley + 2 x 32 reel)

  • Medley VI - Nine Ladies Dancing; The Alder Burn; The Road to Forfar; Kenvarra (1 x 48 strathspey + 2 x 32 jig + 2 x 32 strathspey + 2 x48 jig)

  • Medley VII - Christine McAskill; Western Stars (1 x 40 jig + 1 x 64 strathspey repeated)

  • Medley VIII - Auld Mistress Mackintosh; A Silver Quarter; The Double Sixsome (1 x 48 jig + 2 x 32 strathspey + 2 x 64 reel)

  • Medley IX - Cathy's Jig (1 x 40 jig)

  • Medley X - The Dancing Couple (1 x 80 medley - strathspey + reel)

  • Medley XI - Scottish Reform; Lady Glasgow; The Thistledown Reel; Wicked Willy (2 x 32 jig + 2 x 32 strathspey + 2 x 32 reel + 2 x 32 reel)

  • Finale - The Reel of the Black Cocks (2 x 32 reel)

DVD - "Scottish Country Dancing - Part 2" and "Performance Dancing"

SKU: 12
$25.00Price

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