counting for circles

Simon Scott

Message 18842 · 5 Oct 1999 06:27:04 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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In four bars of music you will dance four travelling of seting steps.
However in four bars of music (for a circle), you will dance eight slip
steps. As simple as that. (eight slip steps round and back) As teachers we
tend to count the steps rather than the musical bars.

Simon Scott

>I'm wondering if anyone can answer this question. One of our dancers, who
is
>a musician, has always been bothered by the fact that we count travelling
>steps and setting steps in "real" time, i.e. 1 and 2 and 3 and... (I know,
>123, 223, 323,...), but we count circles 12345678, even though those steps
>only take four bars. Can anyone enlightened her (and me!)?
>Cheers,
>Colleen
>
>
>--
>"Colleen Putt" <xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx>
>
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