Scottish Reform (was Hamilton House aka poor interpretation)

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 15002 · 8 Dec 1998 07:24:14 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Mon, 7 Dec 1998 XxxxxxXxx@xxx.xxx wrote:

> Most Scottish country
> dances (until fairly recently) are triple minor in form, that is they involve
> three couples in dancing each turn of the dance. It is easily seen,
> therefore, that even if danced "Longways for as many as will" (Triple minor),
> the working couple(s) will have to go to the bottom when there is only one
> couple below them.

In English country dancing, which is still done 'longways for as many as
will,' the first couple dance with the couple below them and a 'ghost'
couple, adjusting the figures so that they end below the other couple by
the end of that round.

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Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
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