John McAlpin- a question

Anselm Lingnau

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Loretta Holz <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx> writes:

> Key issue--She does NOT go out to the other side to her partners place but
> stays in the center. I believe you should cross over to your partner's
> place. Does anyone have an opinion?

This dance is one of the local favourites that no one has ever seen the
original instructions of.

We usually do cross over to the other side, but some time ago I was at a
workshop with a much-respected teacher from the UK who taught us to stay
in the middle after the crossing (or half turn). Actually, what she told
us was indeed to move up a bit during the `crossing' in order to have
more room for the leading down into 2nd place. I must admit I quite like
this (at 6'5" I often find it difficult to `stretch my legs', anyway),
but I don't know what the book says (if anything) or what Hugh Foss
intended (if anything).

Anselm
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