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Scottish Dance

Traditional Scottish dance is as varied as its music, and includes both social and performance forms. People dance at weddings and at public dance events, many of which are held in village halls. The origin of most dances in Scotland can be traced to the mid-18th century, but many are older. Traditional social dances have remained popular in rural Scotland, and recently in towns and cities, interest in them has revived in the form of ceilidh (pronounced "kay-lee") dancing. Ceilidh is the Scottish Gaelic word for "party." Traditionally, a ceilidh might include music, dance, story, and talk as part of the festivities; today, "ceilidh" has come

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