> 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 > > (email@example.com) > > > >
Priscilla Burrage Vermont US