Highland Fling. Yeah, go run a mile on your toes with your arms in the air wearing 5-9 lbs of wool. Dance is not for sissies!

Highland Fling. Yeah, go run a mile on your toes with your arms in the air wearing 5-9 lbs of wool. Dance is not for sissies!

Scottish soft shoe step dancing. I'm going to take a class and be awesome. And have amazing calves.

Scottish soft shoe step dancing. I'm going to take a class and be awesome. And have amazing calves.

Celtic:  Scottish Highland Dance, Ghillie Callum. Cabinet card made by J. Valentine (1815-1879).

Celtic: Scottish Highland Dance, Ghillie Callum. Cabinet card made by J. Valentine (1815-1879).

Traditionally performed by men, Scottish Highland dancing today is more often performed by women. Highland dancing involves vigorous exertion, precision positioning, and meticulous arm- and footwork. Bagpipers generally accompany the dancing, playing intricate tunes composed by a single family in the 16th century.

Traditionally performed by men, Scottish Highland dancing today is more often performed by women. Highland dancing involves vigorous exertion, precision positioning, and meticulous arm- and footwork. Bagpipers generally accompany the dancing, playing intricate tunes composed by a single family in the 16th century.

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