In a message dated 25/10/1999 4:57:28 pm, you wrote:
<< What is so very wrong with doing "two couple dances" (known as "duple > minor" elsewhere) the way they were intended to be done, ie in long sets?
I don't have a problem with it in theory, but I think most people would
find it incredibly exhausting to be "active couple" more than three times
in a row in a Scottish country dance. This is mainly because SCD does not
use a walking step, as most contra or English country dancing does. The
footwork for SCD makes the dances more physically taxing.>>
Someone mentioned 'Red House' - well, I have never danced the English version
of Red House (which is substantially the same as the RSCDS version published
later) with a walking step, nor have I ever done it any other way than as a
longways set. Maybe ECD'ers are not as unfit as is often implied!
Nicolas B., Lanark.