Who says don't touch? (was Special reels)

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Message 17634 · 12 Jun 1999 02:17:02 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> At the risk of being pedantic, I quote from the most recent revision of
> "Won't You Join The Dance", by Jean C. Milligan (1985), top of page 66
> [Remember, this was the official dancing manual before "The Manual" was
> written]:
>
> "In all formations it is advisable to give hands freely and wherever
> possible, as not only is it very helpful, but it adds greatly to the social
> feeling of the dance. It also helps to maintain the shape of the set and to
> keep the lines straight."
Hear, Hear, Oberdan,
I once attended a class which J.M. was taking and someone asked
whether hands should be given in a particular dance. Her reply was
that it was not in the instructions to do so but... as dancing was a
friendly, social activity one could not be criticised for giving
hands whenever the dance seemed to require it.
That is as near a quote as makes no difference because the words
stuck fast in my normally erratic memory !
Cheers, Ron :)

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