Posting Light Dances

James R. Ferguson

Message 12672 · 21 Jul 1998 07:45:42 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Excuse the late response, but I've been away until just recently. Just
wanted to say I enjoyed this post immensely! Donna

Paul Hemenway wrote:
>
> OK. I think lightbulbs (in context) are fair game for discussion here.
> Also, I think posting dances and getting feedback is an ideal use of
> the net. Therefore, herewith a dance. Please make comments/suggestions
> either publicly or privately. Have fun!
>
> paul
>
> SCREW THE LIGHT BULB
> a 32 bar Jig for 3 Couples
> tune: The Stool of Repentence
> (to stand on while you are changing the light bulb!)
>
> by Paul Hemenway
> Li'l Rhody Scottish Country Dancers
> revised 18 June 1998
>
> (devised in response to a discussion on the strathspey-net.)
> With thanks to our dancers who put up with a much more screwed-up
> version of this dance last week!
>
> This dance uses the "lightbulb hold" for one person. The lightbulb
> hold is given as follows. Raise one arm over the head. Cup the
> hand with fingers extended upwards, as you would to grasp a light
> bulb (standard incandesent screw-mounted variety). Similar to
> "the statue of Liberty" hold for one person.
>
> Bars
>
> 1 - 8 1st, 2nd and 3d women dance arond their partners twice, returning
> to original place. They circle their partners giving right shoulder.
> Meanwhile, the men, giving lightbulb hold, set turning facing
> their partners.
>
> 9 -16 1st, 2nd and 3d men dance around their partners twice, returning
> to original place. They circle their partners giving left shoulder.
> Meanwhile, the ladies, giving lightbulb hold, set turning facing
> facing their partners.
>
> 17-24 1st couple turn by the right, cast off one place (2s step up on
> bars 19-20) and turn one and a quarter times by the left.
>
> 25-28 1st man with 3d couple, 1st lady with 2nd couple dance right hands
> across, and, passing right shoulder:
>
> 29-32 1st man with 2nd couple, 1st lady with 3d couple dance lefts hands
> across. (Thereby signifying the tempest in two teapots generated
> by the discussion on the net.)
>
> Repeat having passed a couple.
>
> Note: At least with US conventional incandescent light bulbs, the
> dance will have unscrewed 6 old and screwed in 6 new light bulbs
> for each repetition. I did NOT make any attempt to maximize
> the number of lightbulbs addressed!
>
> Note2: I can see a vast argument/discussion as to the direction one should
> dance in a circle to represent screwing or unscrewing a light bulb.
> (WATCH THOSE BAD JOKES...send them to SOME OTHER NET). Take my
> word for it: this is the correct direction. I have a twisted mind!
>
> --
> Paul Hemenway <xxxx@xxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxx>

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