18 Reasons Ceilidhs Were The Best Thing About School
They guaranteed a reel-y good time. Sorry.
You turned up and you danced. There was none of that awkward school disco loitering.
Boys had it easy when it came to outfit choices.
Once you learnt a dance, you were set for life.
It gave you your workout for an entire week.
You never had to worry about finding a partner.
You didn't have to worry about whether your dance moves were cool enough.
You felt like the best dancer in the world if you made it through the figure of eight in the "Dashing White Sergeant" without messing up.
There were no slow love songs.
"Strip the Willow". Enough said.
You were never concerned about whether you'd enjoy the music.
Seeing teachers reeling, even if it was just them showing you the dance, was incredible.
It gave the boys a chance to show off their adolescent strength
You didn't have to worry about being stuck with someone you didn't like for ages.
Everyone knew all the reels.
The room was always well lit, so there was never that half hour struggle to try and find one of your friends.
Scottish Country Dancing is probably the only thing they teach you at school that you actually remember
A lot of the dances were in big groups, which meant your were almost always with one of your friends.
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