> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 16:06:58 -0800 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > From: Oberdan Otto <email@example.com> > Subject: RE: absence of hopping in strathspey > Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Most workshops I attend never mention a hop in connection with the > >strathspey traveling step. Our teacher states there is no hop in a > >strathspey traveling step. As soon as the dancing starts - there it is - > >skip, hop, elevation, merely clearing the floor, whatever. > > Your teacher needs a reality check. > > A travelling strathspey without a hop or lift on the pull-through is > a dead step. Gives me the creeps to think about it. With today's > styling the hopping foot leaves the floor very slightly AND travels > forward a very small amount (maybe 2-3 inches, 5-7 cm) during the > hop. Ellie Briscoe has called it a "thin slice of daylight" between > the foot and the floor. Definitely not a bounding hop. The hop or > lift gives the body lightness on the pull-through and prepares the > body for the compression (urge) that begins the the next step. > > Cheers, Oberdan. >
Oh, dear!! Travelling on the hop???? Tsk,Tsk.
Used to get your head in your hands to even mention it!!
Cheers, Ron :)
< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
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