Scottish Country Dance or SCD (since 2007):
Set dancing, with footwork. I dance both the gent's and lady's roles with equal skill and frequency. I dance this in performances, as both a gent and lady (since 2013). I am certified to teach this (as of May 2015).
Modern Western Square Dance or MWSD (since 2010):
Set dancing, without footwork. I dance both the gent and lady roles with equal skill and frequency. Sometimes I get both in the same dance!
Highland (since 2014):
Solo dancing, with incredible footwork. There is only one role, and I suck at it. Someday, given enough practice, I might upgrade myself to "mediocre".
Waltzing (since 2007 and in some cases pre):
(Regency waltz, vintage turning waltz, redowa, cross-step waltz)
Couples dancing. I lead very well (especially cross-step) and follow well. I am happy to dance either, depending on the room and my partner. I teach cross-step to high schoolers and anyone else who wants to learn (since 2011).
Contra (since 2008):
Set dancing. I dance both roles with equal skill and frequency. My preference is actually to switch back and forth throughout any given dance, if my partner and the set is strong enough to sustain it.
East Coast Swing (since 2006):
Couples dancing. I am good at leading, and enjoy it immensely, but I do not have a particularly wide repertoire of moves. I am excellent at following, and enjoy that as well.
Blues (since 2013):
Couples dancing. I am good at leading, and typically prefer it, despite not having a particulalry wide repertoire of moves. I am good at following, and will do it with a very limited set of people.
Regency (since 2007):
Set dancing, with footwork. I dance exclusively the gent's role (with *very* rare exception if dancing with another gentleman.)
Vintage set dancing (since 2007):
Set dancing, sometimes with, sometimes without footwork. I dance almost exclusively the gent's role.
Vintage and Modern couples dancing (since 2000, give or take a childhood):
(Foxtrot, one-step, schottishe, polka, tango)
Couples dancing. I lead well and I follow well. I am more likely to lead, given that I tend to be in the top half skill-wise of any given room of couples dancers, but am happy to follow as well.
Flailing around like a fool (since approximately 1991, when I learned to walk):
Typically a solo dance, no role necessary. When it blends into a couple dance (ie, flailing around like two fools) I tend to swap around leading and following.
This page last updated on 2015-05-20