For many people, Scottish country dancing wasn’t their favourite thing at school.
However, Dundee primary pupils had a rare old time at a Scottish country dancing festival.
Youngsters from schools around the city got together at Fintry Primary to strip the willow, take part in a military two-step and enjoy everyone’s favourite, a classic Gay Gordons.
The festival was organised by Dundee Active Schools and everyone got on board to enjoy the ceilidh music.
Jen Quinton, Active Schools co-ordinator for the Harris cluster, said: “This is the 15th year that we have run the festival and it is our way of celebrating Burns Day, as well as enjoying physical activity.
“It is great to get all the schools together to celebrate Scottish culture and also get the kids doing exercise.
“Hopefully when they are older and go to weddings they will think back and remember the dances they learned at primary school.”
She added: “Scottish country dancing is still maybe not considered very cool and when the kids come in to start with you can see them frowning.
“However, in no time at all they get involved and they absolutely love it.
“They realise that it is actually a lot of fun, plus they are getting their heart rate up and doing a lot of exercise without even realising it.
“They also learn that a lot of the dance moves are skills such as side-steps they already do in other sports.
“The only difference is they are doing it to music.”
Next week more schools from the city will head to St Andrew’s Primary for its dance festival.
Jen said: “It’s not a competition and there are no prizes – it is just a fantastic chance for kids to get together and have fun while keeping active.”