As I understand it, in The Marigold you should NOT set at the corners.
The confusion arose when John Drewry adapted the figure in dances like the
Courage Reel, where he specifically requires a "dance to each corner and
set". People are more used to this figure, and so tend also to set in the
Hope this helps.
At 10:04 12/05/98 +11:00, you wrote: >Please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but my wife >wanted me to put this to the list ... > >The dance: Marigold > >The problem: > In the corner movement, where the first couple are changing >places with the corners and the corners are changing places with the >corners, etc., when you end up in a corner position, do you set, or >stand still? > >In the edition of James Cosh's book that we have, it says not to set, >but when my wife was first taught the dance, she was taught to set. > >Is it a case of that the original instructions were to set and James >Cosh later revised the instructions to stand still, or is it a case >of a dance being inaccurately taught and passed on (for whatever >reason). > >Please advise as it will contribute towards creating a more calmer >domestic atmosphere. > >David South, >Geelong, Victoria, Australia. > >-- >"David South" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >