TOP 10 DANCES

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Over the years since 1967, attendees at the Asilomar Weekend have danced 343 different dances at our Saturday night Balls.

We crunched the numbers and came up with our Top 10 Saturday Night Dance List just in time to celebrate 60 years of dancing at Asilomar. 

 

Click the picture for more details on each dance, and follow us on Facebook for more information about each of our Top dances!

No 1 - The Montgomeries' Rant
No 1 - The Montgomeries' Rant

First danced at Saturday night's Ball in 1971, The Montgomeries' Rant is a regular on the Asilomar Ball program. It appeared 6 times between 1997 and 2006, and was last danced at Asilomar in 2011.

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No 1 - None so Pretty
No 1 - None so Pretty

First danced at Saturday night's Ball in 1977, Thomas Wilson's None So Pretty appeared annually on the Ball program between 1982 and 1986. Last danced at Asilomar in 2015.

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No 3 - Deil amang the Tailors
No 3 - Deil amang the Tailors

De'il Amang The Tailors first appeared on our Saturday night program in 1970. Pictured are members of TAC Summer School in what becomes an exuberant version of the dance.

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No 3 - General Stuarts Reel
No 3 - General Stuarts Reel

General Stuart's Reel from the Register of Dances at Castle Menzies,1749 has regularly appeared on Saturday Ball programs every 3 or so years right up until 2000.

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No 6 - The Silver Tassie
No 6 - The Silver Tassie

Devised by John Drewry, the title of the dance means the silver cup. First danced at Asilomar in 1967 and last danced in 2015.

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No 6 - The Glasgow Highlanders
No 6 - The Glasgow Highlanders

The Glasgow Highlanders was devised by Walter F. Gillies in 1880. It was last danced at Asilomar in 2016.

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No 6 - Mrs MacLeod (of Raasay)
No 6 - Mrs MacLeod (of Raasay)

Mrs MacLeod (of Raasay) first danced at Asilomar in 1974, and appeared almost every year ebtween 1997 and 2006.

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No 6 - Monymusk
No 6 - Monymusk

Preston's Monymusk first appeared on the Asilomar Ball program in 1971.

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No 6 - Neidpath Castle
No 6 - Neidpath Castle

Derek Haynes's Neidpath Castle was danced for the first time at Asilomar in 1971.

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No 10 - Reel of the 51st Division
No 10 - Reel of the 51st Division

One of the most popular Scottish country dances of all time, Reel of the 51st last danced at Asilomar in2012

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No 10 - Braes of Breadabane
No 10 - Braes of Breadabane

The Braes of Breadalbane also at no 10 was first danced at Asilomar in 1975.

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No 10 - Laird of Miltons Daughter
No 10 - Laird of Miltons Daughter

Silver State Dancers dancing Joint no 10 - the Laird of Milton's Daughter in Reno, Nevada.

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