Long or Great Set

Norah Link

Message 19249 · 3 Nov 1999 23:44:02 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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>
> Yes, I too would like to see 3-couple sets for 2-couple
> dances. So often I see
> people's faces saying "you mean I have to do that AGAIN?"
> when their third round comes
> up. (My reply is so late because of the really neat Asilomar
> weekend --
> congratulations, RSCDS-San Francisco.)
>

Well, I for one GENERALLY like 4-couple sets for these dances because I like
having the entire line dancing at the same time. Of course, this doesn't
work too well in crowded halls for some dances that need a lot of room (any
dance with Petronella, for example).

At the same time, I see no reason why people should feel obliged to exhaust
themselves if they find they don't want to do the 3rd round. We should all
be considerate enough as 4th couple to allow a couple to say "sorry, we've
had enough!". Okay, so it can be a bit boring to stand out yet another
round of the dance. But to me it's an adequate trade-off. (It can also be
a chance to finish that cross-set conversation you had going with your
partner!)

Maybe the MC can take a moment to test how the crowd is feeling before
having the sets counted off? (this assuming, of course, that you won't be
destroying the band's wonderful arrangement of 8x through - or let them play
it anyway, and enjoy a couple of extra rounds!)

Just my $.02.

Norah Link (Montreal)

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