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Aboyne
By Mapletwo Comments: 9, member since Sun Feb 16, 2014
On Tue Mar 11, 2014 09:24 AM

I am competing soon and I am dancing the lilt.i am wearing the white dress and plaidie but on the shoulder part do I have to wear the brooch or not. I am competing in beginner.

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re: Aboyne
By Mapletwo Comments: 9, member since Sun Feb 16, 2014
On Tue Mar 11, 2014 09:28 AM
Also do I wear the white knee high socks as I am wearing in the fling and sward or do I wear skin coloured tights
re: Aboyne
By amygrace Comments: 146, member since Sat Jun 27, 2009
On Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:50 AM
Yes you will need to out a brooch on the plaid. Not sure how old you are but in Scotland younger dancers tend to wear white ankle socks while teenagers upwards wear tights
re: Aboyne
By Mapletwo Comments: 9, member since Sun Feb 16, 2014
On Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:49 PM
I am 14 and this is my first competiton thanks
re: Aboyne
By BunHeadAlymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 233, member since Mon Apr 30, 2012
On Tue Mar 11, 2014 03:16 PM
Yes to the brooch.

You can wear the white socks, skin tone tights or go bare legged. Same thing with jig by the way. :)
re: Aboyne
By Mapletwo Comments: 9, member since Sun Feb 16, 2014
On Wed Mar 12, 2014 08:32 AM
Thanks for the help
re: Aboyne
By Smetana Comments: 49, member since Thu Jul 04, 2013
On Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:30 PM
My daughter is moving into beginner soon. About the brooch, does it have to be a special one or will any brooch do?
re: Aboyne
By fairy_elephant Comments: 459, member since Tue Apr 26, 2005
On Tue Jun 03, 2014 03:15 PM
the dress code says the brooch should be of 'celtic style' Fairly vague...

As a point to note, Judges are guided that only in "extreme cases of non compliance with the dress code, the maximum deduction is 5 marks off".

So to me, so long as there is a small brooch of some distinction, I'd be more interested in what your dancers feet /arms / head are doing!

Hope that helps
re: Aboyne
By Katja144member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3223, member since Sat Jul 30, 2005
On Thu Jun 26, 2014 09:01 PM
For a performance when I didn't have a brooch yet, I once wore a brooch I had that was snowflake-shaped... I figured from far away, it would look like Celtic knots, lol. (it probably did, especially since it was a quite-small brooch, so it may not have actually looked like ANYTHING from the audience.)

My current brooch is a Luckenbooth, but I bet the judges can't tell from where they sit anyway...

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