perfect dances

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 15204 · 17 Dec 1998 04:33:42 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Eric Clyde wrote:

> Priscilla:
>
> While it may be true nowadays that the methods described are not used
> by some teachers, that is most certainly the way that Jean Milligan
> taught the finish, and her word certainly used to be regarded
> as gospel!

You surprise me. I distinctly remember her telling us to use right hands
when we led down crossing from third place in some dances.

I was rather surprised to hear teachers adamant on the 'no finishing in
fourth place' approach in the '70s.

Personally I feel that Oberdan's five step summary of when and how to
finish the second round is just right.

> Priscilla M. Burrage wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, George Gates wrote:
> >
> > > Dianna,
> > >
> > > I have been only dancing for two years, but I have always been taught to
> > > finish in third aknowledge you partner perhaps with a nod and then step
> > > down and then thank them across the set. Of course there is always a
> > > dance where you might finish in fourth as the other couple steps up.
> > >
> > > George
> > >
> > > Dianna Shipman wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This series of messages is interesting and surprising - here I was always
> > > > taught that in all the three couple dances (in a four couple set) - that
> > > > after the second repetition you finished in third place and them stepped out
> > > > and down while the fourth couple stepped up as the 1st cpl started the dance
> > > > (unless the printed directions specified another way to get to the
> > > > bottom) -- this was taught as an RSCDS convention -- any feedback on what's
> > > > most common in different parts of the world in general?
> >
> > You are both defining which RSCDS teachers you were taught by.
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
> > (xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx)
> >
>
>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
(xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xxx)

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