Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), was founded in 1923 as the Scottish Country Dance Society by Jean Milligan and Ysobel Stewart of Fasnacloich, who wanted to preserve country dancing as performed in Scotland, country dancing having fallen into disuse after the influx of continental ballroom dances such as the waltz or quadrilles and, later on, American-style dances like the One-step or foxtrot. (The SCDS didn't become the RSCDS until the early 1950s.), The RSCDS collected dances from living memory as well as from old (17-19c.) manuscripts and republished them in a series of books. Most of these dances needed some interpretation, and the dance style itself underwent serious standardisation, becoming much more balletic instead of the easy-going style that was the norm in the early 20th century, and which the RSCDS's founders considered sloppy and untraditional. After some argument, in the late 1940s the RSCDS also started publishing newly-devised dances.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Patho Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136306077
  • 9786136306070