Annandale Center of Scottish Dance
If lively fiddle or pipe tunes or the infectious rhythm of drums and piano get your toes tapping, then you’ll be happy to watch the high energy of the Scottish Dancers from the Annandale Center of Cary. They will be performing Highland Dance and Scottish or Cape Breton Step.
Highland Dance is a high energy traditional dance form kept alive as a competitive sport. Dancers hop as many as 144 times per minute! Focus is on strength and precision as dancers work toward high technical standards for footwork, timing, and overall control and expression.
Step Dancing is a percussive form of dance that is informal and low impact accompanied by lively fiddle music including jigs, reels, and strathspeys. This hard shoe dancing is similar to tap dancing and Irish dancing. For hundreds of years, this style of step dancing has been an integral part of social gatherings on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.