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High Land Dancing

International Dance Styles >> High Land Dance

The word Highland Dancing is used these days to refer to a dance style of athletic solo dancing which evolved into its present form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events (namely, Highland games), where it is characteristically performed to the accompaniment of bagpipe music. Dancers wear dedicated shoes called ghillies.

The term is somewhat deceptive, however, in that it is only one form of dancing to have been done in the Scottish Highlands and, in addition,it has been subject to lot of influences from outside the Highlands. For insta The word Highland Dancing is used these days to refer to a style of athletic solo dancing which evolved into its present form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions.Nowadays, Highland dancing, which can be seen at almost every modern da music.Dancers wear dedicated shoes called ghillies.

Form which needs many hours of practice and training over a period of more than a few years to perfect. In terms of its technical necessities and the training need for its performance, Highland dancing has much in common with ballet. It takes a huge amount of stamina and leg strength.

In Highland dancing, in peculiarity to say, ballroom dancing, the dancers

Highland dance should not be baffled with Scottish country dance.

Dancing are merely percussive in nature, Highland dancing engages not only a grouping of steps but also some integral upper body, arm and hand movements. Even so, it is still deemed a form of step dancing in that the major element of Highland dancing is concerned with footwork.

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