Eilidh Exchanges Ceilidh Culture

Dancing in the Moonlight

Here at La Giraudiere, we love sharing cultures. Due to our volunteers being from across the globe, everyone has their own traditions, from clothing to cooking. We pride ourselves on allowing everyone to experience other cultures and a prime example of this was last Friday. Our resident Scot, Eilidh, decided to teach some of our volunteers how to ceilidh dance.

For those who are unaware of what ceilidh dancing is, it is a traditional form of Scottish dancing. It is frequently performed at weddings and Burns Suppers and is a great way to get people dancing and mixing. Eilidh “loves a good ceilidh“, so after dinner she took Janet, Jack and Antoine through a few of the steps.

They covered a total of 3 dances; “The Gay Gordons”, “The Canadian Barndance” and “The Military Twostep”, all accompanied by tunes from Eilidh’s favourite bands from home. Despite discovering they all had 2 left feet, the group soon got into the dancing and in the end they put on a great show.

When the team got too tired from all the Scottish dancing, they deicded to let their hair down and put on some classic tunes that everyone could dance to. Macarena, S Club 7 and Steps were all blaring from LG and the group loved being able to dance under the stars and have their own party.

Here is a short clip of the group performing “The Gay Gordon’s” .Why don’t you try and learn it from the video and send us a clip? The best video will get shared on our Facbook page, get your dancing shoes on!!


About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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