Buzz Spins in 1783?

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 17811 · 29 Jun 1999 17:15:50 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, John Wood wrote:

> Please forgive my intrusion with a question that does not apply to SCD.
> I have been
> trying [so far without success] to ascertain from many sources when
> "buzz spins" were first danced.
>
> This relates to whether or not this figure could have been the way spins
> were done
> in 1776 to 1790 -- if they were done at all in this period.

They weren't even done in American squares and contras until after WWII.
The swings were what we would call a 'walk around' movement.
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