The performance also includes a showcase of Scottish highland dancing and Irish dancing, both of which were integral parts of Celtic culture throughout history.
What is the history of Scottish Highland dancing?
Dating back to the 11th or 12th century, Highland dancing tells a story or reflects upon a way of life. Requiring both athletic and artistic skill, dances tended to be performed by men and women to commemorate martial victory, conflict, joy, etc. as well as being used as an exercise by warriors.
What is the history of Irish dancing?
Irish dance or Irish dancing is traditional Gaelic or Celtic dance forms that originated in Ireland. It can be performed as a solo or in groups of up to twenty or more trained dancers. In Ireland, Irish dance is part of social dancing or may be for formal performances and competitions.