Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

First Position Video Clip

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First Position Demonstration - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video

Video Notes
This shows first position as used in Scottish Country Dancing (with the feet splayed at 90°). Note that heels are on the floor, as when stationary; heels would be off the floor when this position occurs within a step.

Filmed under the supervision of and with commentary by Helen Russell, RSCDS examiner and editor of the two-volume St. Andrew's Collection of Step Dances.
The position is demonstrated by the Scottish step dance teacher, Sergey Alferov (fellow UKA), of the Shady Glen Dance School, Moscow, Russia.


First Position Demonstration - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video
Taken from 'The Five Basic Positions Of Highland Dance' Video.
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Video Notes
This shows first position as used in Scottish Country Dancing (with the feet splayed at 90°).
Note that Highland arm positions are rarely used in Scottish Country Dancing.

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