I’ve enjoyed Scottish Dancing since childhood and learnt Highland Dancing as a child. I danced at Scottish functions over the years, but was somewhat older before I found a formal class for Scottish Country Dancing. Over the years I have enjoyed the physical and mental challenge of this dancing and made many friends across Australia and New Zealand. It has kept me fit and provided a very supportive community. In the last few years, I have been challenged to achieve my teaching certificate, making yet more friends along the way. There is a sense of mutual achievement in mastering a new dance and often a sense of exhilaration when you have a roomful of people dancing to the stirring Scottish music.