Popular dances

Compiled by Dianna Shipman

This update includes approximately 57 additional programs since the last update in May 2000.

The list covers approximately the past two years; the numbers indicate the number of times that the dance has either (1) appeared on a ball program, (2) appeared on a social program or (3) been sent to me by dancers as their personal favorites. Feel free to let me know if you spot any duplications on the list or any corrections that need to be made on descriptions of geographical locations. The group I lead in Houston is a social dance group and I want to include as many dances as possible that our dancers may encounter in their travels AND to include the dances that people enjoy the most. For this reason, dancers' personal favorites are just as important to me as the number of times the dances appear on ball programs or social programs. The programs have either been sent to me or they were posted on the Strathspey newsgroup or I found them on web sites. I hope you find the list useful.

Feel free to vote for favorite dances if you haven't yet and/or to email copies of programs your group has done in the last 18 mos. (if your group is not already listed at the bottom of this email). It would be helpful if you put the city, state and country on any emails sent. Send emails to diannashipman@worldnet.att.net.

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The listing is based on votes and dance programmes from the following sources. To get your vote or programme(s) included in the listing, please mail them to Dianna Shipman.

Listing compiled by Dianna Shipman and prepared by Ian Brockbank.

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This page is maintained by Ian Brockbank
Edinburgh, Scotland

Last updated 31st August 2000