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Scottish Country Dancing: Controlled Abandon

Celebrating 90 years of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. At weddings, Hogmanay, a local ceilidh, or formal dinner dances, Scottish country dancing can be an art form with the precision and nuance of ballet, or just a great big glorious hooley. Following dancers at the International Summer School in St Andrews then back home to Munich and Tokyo, this warm and heartfelt documentary looks at this global phenomenon. Includes detailed dance instruction and rare archive for newcomers and aficionados alike.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 29 Dec 2013 18:00
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
ProducerJohn Archer
DirectorJoseph Briffa

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