absence of hopping in strathspey

SMiskoe

Message 19618 · 2 Dec 1999 22:30:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I have always danced the strathspey travelling, and setting, with a small
hop. When I teach it I stress that there is a moment of suspension where the
foot is off the floor but one should not take a large hop and say it is more
of a gentle lift that a big hop. However, one of the other teachers I am
associated with has deleted all mention of a hop and when teaching the
travelling step emphasizes 'stepping the movement'. It has completely
changed the manner this teacher dances and the new members of the class never
hop, they merely step.
I find this distressing.
The manual uses the word 'hop'.
What are others doing?
Cheers,
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA

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