VIDEO: Traditional Highland dancing showcased in Cowichan in ‘Scottish Pride’

‘Come In, Come In’: the dancers invite the audience to enjoy an evening in celebration of ‘Scottish Pride’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Come In, Come In’: the dancers invite the audience to enjoy an evening in celebration of ‘Scottish Pride’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘The Cakewalk’ offers a romantic tryst.‘The Cakewalk’ offers a romantic tryst.
‘The Cakewalk’ is all about a romantic tryst. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘The Cakewalk’ is all about a romantic tryst. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Pas de Basques’ and ‘Highcuts’ are the first steps in learning Highland dancing. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Pas de Basques’ and ‘Highcuts’ are the first steps in learning Highland dancing. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Blue Bonnets’ is a traditional favourite among Scots. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Blue Bonnets’ is a traditional favourite among Scots. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Flora MacDonald’s Fancy’ features a group of the younger dancers.‘Flora MacDonald’s Fancy’ features a group of the younger dancers.
‘Dance Puppet Dance’ offers beginners a great chance to charm the crowd.‘Dance Puppet Dance’ offers beginners a great chance to charm the crowd.
After parading into the church, the Cowichan Valley Pipes & Drums perform on stage at the Christian Reformed Church.After parading into the church, the Cowichan Valley Pipes & Drums perform on stage at the Christian Reformed Church.
Traditionally garbed dancers perform while the Cowichan Valley Pipes & Drums play. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Traditionally garbed dancers perform while the Cowichan Valley Pipes & Drums play. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
TraYoung dancers show off their skill in the ‘Sword Dance’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)TraYoung dancers show off their skill in the ‘Sword Dance’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

A combination of traditional and modern takes on Highland dancing took the audience on a brief journey to Scotland Saturday night, June 22 as the Kathy White Dancers performed at Duncan’s Christian Reformed Church.

The show, entitled Scottish Pride, featured all levels of dancing from tiny beginners to polished adult performers and such favourite songs as ‘Blue Bonnets’, ‘Scotland the Brave’, ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ and more. The inclusion of the Cowichan Valley Pipes & Drums only added to the atmosphere of the evening with their thrilling music.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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