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What was the first national dance you learned?
By Emdancer1 Comments: 199, member since Wed Sep 10, 2008
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 05:36 PM


Hi..... Just wondering what people learned first. :)

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re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By puddelilly Comments: 586, member since Thu Sep 11, 2008
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 07:21 PM
I learned them Lilt, Laddie, Flora, Earl - after that, I don't remember - I learned bits of Jig and HP while I was learning laddie and flora and eventually got all the pieces.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By batd_teacherPremium member Comments: 2551, member since Mon Feb 23, 2004
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 08:42 PM
Dusty Miller.

Then the Flora then the Lilt.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Catherinemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1677, member since Sun Jan 01, 2006
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 09:25 PM
Dusty Miller then I am assuming Lilt & Flora

Catherine
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By HighlandBum Comments: 332, member since Tue Apr 14, 2009
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 09:36 PM
I don't remember! I'm still with the same teacher, and when I help with the little kids we teach dusty miller,bits of the jig (an easier version), then lilt...I assume it was the same for me.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Highlanddancer13 Comments: 164, member since Sun Nov 01, 2009
On Wed Jan 06, 2010 03:16 PM
lilt
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By carolync Comments: 26, member since Tue Jul 01, 2008
On Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:51 AM
Flora then Lilt, then Hornpipe and Jig, then all the rest. I'm curious which Jig movements you were taught (or helped teach) young dancers?
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Dancing_Bek Comments: 59, member since Thu Sep 17, 2009
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 06:17 AM
I learned the lilt first and I've just started to learn the first step (hop brush beat beat) of the Flora.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By dancer_LAF Comments: 386, member since Fri Feb 22, 2008
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 02:27 PM
The first one I learned was the Dusty Miller but it's not there to vote for. Then probably Lilt and Flora.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Dancer24601member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 184, member since Mon Jan 12, 2009
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 02:55 PM
Lilt, then flora... Learned some steps of the jig.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By HighlandBum Comments: 332, member since Tue Apr 14, 2009
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 03:52 PM
Can't remember what movements for jig I was taught, but when I help teach we do:
-Intro (just simple tapping the foot and shaking fist)
-first step (simple skipping in a circle with arms up beats 5-8)
-second step (ONLY ARMS...aka teaching them single single double..)
-then a random step (tap behind each foot, then in front each foot, run run, kick, yell *wooh!* with arms up)

The kids love showing us their "angry faces"!
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By HighlandBum Comments: 332, member since Tue Apr 14, 2009
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 03:55 PM
oh and for the breaks we clap our hands and jump on the spot for first step, then in a circle for second step.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Cheesemoo Comments: 639, member since Mon Jun 23, 2008
On Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:43 PM
I learned the Lilt first, then the Flora and after that it's a bit of a blur. I think I learned part of the Village Maid, then the Johnny and the Laddie.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By JonesHighland Comments: 21, member since Sat Nov 28, 2009
On Sat Jan 09, 2010 08:09 PM
I learned Lilt, Flora, Johnny, Laddie
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Emdancer1 Comments: 199, member since Wed Sep 10, 2008
On Sat Jan 09, 2010 08:38 PM
Sorry I forgot Dusty Miller! :)
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Dancingmad1 Comments: 108, member since Sun Sep 28, 2008
On Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:00 PM
I learned Lilt, Flora, hornpipe, jig, barracks, Laddie, Blue Bonnets, Village Maid and I am now learning the Earl of Earl.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By CompactDiscomember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1076, member since Fri Aug 29, 2008
On Mon Jan 11, 2010 09:40 AM
Hmmm... Lilt, Flora, Laddie, Hornpipe, Johnny, Jig, Blue Bonnets, Earl, Village Maid, Scotch Measure. I remember! Yay!
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Katy_Liz Comments: 962, member since Tue Jan 13, 2004
On Mon Jan 11, 2010 04:36 PM
Edited by Katy_Liz (81901) on 2010-01-11 16:37:12 missed one
My daughter learned in this order: lilt, flora, hornpipe, jig, laddie, barracks, blue bonnets and village maid, earl and scotch measure.

She didn't get to learn the Dusty Miller...or the Tribute. I guess because they are competition dances.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Devybug Comments: 28, member since Wed Dec 09, 2009
On Tue Jan 12, 2010 02:28 PM
In order: lilt, flora, johnny, Vmaid, laddie, blue bonnets, jig, scotch measure, hornpipe, earl of errol :D
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Jenn_K Comments: 231, member since Wed Mar 18, 2009
On Thu Jan 14, 2010 04:53 PM
Village Maid, Lilt, Flora, Johnny, Blue Bonnets, Earl of Erroll, Dusty Miller, Jig, Hornpipe.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By ScotchGirlmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5324, member since Fri Jan 24, 2003
On Sun Jan 24, 2010 08:52 AM
I learned the lilt first. My favorite was always the laddie though. I learned that second, because I bugged my teacher enough to teach it to me.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By BetsyD Comments: 24, member since Wed Sep 10, 2008
On Tue Jan 26, 2010 06:54 PM
I first learned the Lilt and then half convinced myself that all national dances were in 6. I don't know if I am happy that they aren't in 6 (I really like the rhythm in the Lilt) Then came the Flora, which I actually enjoy.
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Blue_Bonnets Comments: 345, member since Mon Oct 15, 2007
On Fri Jan 29, 2010 03:08 AM
I learned them in this order:

Flora
Lilt
Dusty Miller (for Silver exam)
Jig
Sailors
Johnny and Laddie (simultaneously)
Hebridean Laddie
Scotch Measure (Twa Some version)


Years later, I learned:
Blue Bonnets
Village Maid
Scotch Measure (solo version)
Earl of Errol

Next: Tribute to J.L.!
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By Tess1 Comments: 22, member since Wed Jun 18, 2008
On Wed Sep 01, 2010 07:25 PM
I learned the Lilt first! Then the Flora, Barracks and Jig. After that the Hornpipe, then the Blue Bonnets and Village Maid. I just recently learned the Scotch Measure and Earl of Errol! I LOVE NATIONALS!
re: What was the first national dance you learned?
By highland3393 Comments: 359, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Thu Sep 02, 2010 01:16 PM
What's the Dusty Miller? I've never heard of that.
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