shake and rock step

ron.mackey

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> A few suggestions for using the rocking step.
>
> Shepherd's Crook - 72 bar strathspey for 3 people, the step can be used for the second set of highland setting.
>
> Eightsome Reel - The lady's solo in the middle. (I prefer to perform my Martha Graham interpretive dance of the wind...someone else has done the Macarena.)
>
> Glasgow Highlanders - spice it up after the first few times. It is impressive to observe the lady remain in one spot and the man "courting" her by dancing the Glasgow Highland setting step. (Also, >
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> In my personal opinion, the rocking step is suitable for any position where a highland step is required, mainly because it is less strenuous for the dancer, plus trying to do high cuts in a ball gown>
> See you on the dance floor,
>
> Mr. Sandy Gallamore
> Charlotte, NC

One of the problems of doing the rocking step in close proximity
or face to face is the chance of kicking someone when performing the
shake with any vigour.
For this reason and in such circumstances I have taken to doing
the 'change' (or Huntley or Cross the Buckle as you will) which
impinges on no-one's space apart from the standard shedding and is
as neat or as showy as you may require.

Cheers, Ron :)

< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
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