Scottish dancing Monday

It’s that time again when we are all looking to keep the winter blues away and what better way to do so than with dancing.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS performed on Canada Day in a free concert with teacher Heather Flint.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS performed on Canada Day in a free concert with teacher Heather Flint.

It’s that time again when we are all looking to keep the winter blues away and what better way to do so  than with dancing.

Scottish Country Dancing, not to be confused with Highland Dancing, is a wonderful way to keep body and mind active.

It has its traditions from when men were away at war and women were at home, all needing social stimulation and exercise. Men danced in the fields and women in the barns and they had a wonderful time.

All ages from 16 plus are welcome. No need to worry about partners as women and men are intermingled to form sets of eight to 10 dancers.

There are other Island clubs and all have social activities throughout the year. For example, the local group held a Royal Wedding Dance as its last social of the season and dancers from Victoria, Port Alberni and Oceanside came.

Come and try dancing for  yourself Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Comox  United Church.

For more information, call Heather Flint at 250-338-9060.