Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4, or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (men facing ladies) or in a square, and work together to dance a sequence of formations.
This will leave them in a new order, and the dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions, with everyone dancing each position in turn.
A little application and practice is needed to learn the different dance steps and variety of formations, but it is possible to very quickly achieve enough competence to join in dances. Gradually ability can be built until it is possible to participate in thousands of dances with other Scottish Dancers in the United Kingdom and around the world.There are three types of scottish country dance. These are the reel, the jig and the strathspey. The reel and jig are very similar, the strathspey is slower with different movements.