If you have not visited this beautiful botanical site in a while you will notice that Edwards Gardens has changed dramatically – especially around the lodge at the North entrance to the gardens. So it may not be a simple matter to find your way to the Scottish Dancing each Tuesday next June!
Here is a glimpse of what you might see as you wind your way to the dance grounds:
Hear the the band playing the warm up music but not sure of the way through various landscaped pathways? Just follow your ears. Or take a peek on the Spiral Mound. It acts as a guide with the rise and fall of the Scottish dance rhythms as you get closer to the meadow.
Once you arrive by the lodge, enjoy and participate in the fun of Scottish Country Dancing!
It is not easy to master all the web and weave of moves required to participate in the intricate Scottish dance patterns. Unlike in square dancing, where the moves are called out, Scottish dancing depends on the dancers remembering the steps!
Yes, Scottish Country Dancing is fascinating to me due to its braids and reels. There is a suggestion of Country Square Dancing, but the intertwining in Scottish Dances are more compelling for this former sailor and knot-maker. Also the calling of the moves is primarily in the music and the logic of the unfolding dance.
Find out more about Scottish Dancing that occurs in Toronto, including introductory courses at RSCDS Toronto.