> I see no reason why a compotent dancer > should be thrown off because another dancer adds a twirl/twiddle in the > middle of a reel.
IMHO there is nothing wrong with embellishments (within reason). The
difficulties arise when people who can't do the plain vanilla version of
a figure, for example, `Dance to each corner and set', feel compelled
(for whatever reason) to try out the embellished version.
I was at the same ball as Alan and Andrew last Saturday, and while I
agree with Andrew that considerable fun was had by most of the dancers
(beginners and experienced dancers alike), I must say that Alan has a
point about the embellishments. I was in the fortunate position of not
having any dances spoiled by overembellishing (other than the fair share
of mist^H^H^H^Hunintentional embellishments that we are all permitted)
but I have heard from others in the hall that various people really went
over the top at times, with mixed results. (I doubt that this is a local
Anselm Lingnau ......................... firstname.lastname@example.org
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