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Thread #26891   Message #327841
Posted By: Burke
26-Oct-00 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: Pronunciation of 'Schottische'?
Subject: RE: Pronunciation of 'Schottische'?
Is the Schottische as done in Germany & scandinavian countries even done in Scotland? In Scotland if they say take your partner for a 'Skot-EESH' are we talking about the same basic dance with different pronunciations, or different dances entirely?

My understanding is that the Polka is a Czeck dance in immitation of the way they dance in Poland. The Porka is an Hungarian dance, different from the Polka, in immitation of the way they dance in Poland. I thought the Schottische was not Scottish, but rather a continental dance in immitation of how they dance in Scotland.

Don't know the time signature but it's: step-step-step-hop (2x); step-hop(4x). You create figures on top of these basic steps, frequently doing pivot turns with your partner on the 2nd part.