> > Have you considered describing the paths danced by the first man and third > > woman, for example, as long thin ovals? > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > At least one teacher in southern California refers to it as "the rubber band" > figure. It's not only shaped like a stretched-out rubber band, but you dance > out to the 3d woman's/1st man's place ("as far as the music will let you go") > and then "snap" back to place. Not a very orthodox description, but the > beginners don't forget it.
We were always taught it as sausages, just as we were for Inveran Reels.