Cosmic Reel

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Message 21183 · 8 May 2000 00:26:31 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> Neither the number of bars nor the speed of the music affects the
> reel tilting analysis. BUT when the dancers have less time, they
> cover less territory, so the reels become skinner, L/W (length to
> width ratio) increases and the reels tilt less. When more time is
> available, the reels can become fatter, L/W decreases and the reels
> tilt more.
>
> I think this fits your observations.
>
> Cheers, Oberdan.

Hi,
I'm not too sure who pointed out the different kinds of covering in
a reel but, to me, it is certain that many reels are distorted
because many are taught to cover with their partner, full stop.
On Friday night at our last class of the season we did Lady Susan
Montgomery from Leaflet 33. Apart from being a very nice, gentle
strathspey with great music, it finishes with six bar reels on the
'wrong' sides 1s giving right shoulder to second corners.
Some of the class have this tendency to cover with their partner so
I emphasized that the covering came from dancing in through second
place and acknowledging the person on the other side and coming
from the other direction with a smile and - dare I say this?- eye
contact. They timed the reels perfectly and it gave a great cachet to
the whole dance.

I have just read the rest of today's mail on this subject but will
leave this is as an illustration. :)

Cheers, Ron :)

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