Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

Carole Robb Bisson

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I printed the reply and used it as I danced the dance in my mind.
Thanks for the help.
You people are great to give such grand (clear/concise)answers.
Carole
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Brockbank" <xxx@xxxxxx-xxx.xxx>
To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 3:54 AM
Subject: RE: Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

> Hi Carole,
>
> > My question is presented from 4th Ladies position, and my
> > dancing experience is less than 16 months. Please be gentle.
> > Bars 41-48 - All dance reels of four across the set.
> > Bars 49-56 - 1C,3C dance out diagonally between 2C,4C
> > respectively to start figures of 8 around them.
> >
> > Will someone please explain?
> > After the reels to they 1C,3C go back to place?
> > Where does 3rd Lady/Man go to start the figure of eight?
> > Up, down, across, right/left shoulder to fourth Lady/Man.
> > I hope you will be willing to help clarify this for me.
>
> You start the reels of four in two lines across the dance
>
> /====\
> 2M 1M 3L 4L \ 2M /1M
> 2L 1L 3M 4M ><
> TOP / 2L \1L
> \====/
>
> and you finish them in the same place. 1st couple are now ideally
> placed to dance the figure of eight around the 2nd couple, and 3rd
> couple likewise around 4th couple. They cross between the couple,
> cast back into the middle, cross out between them again and cast
> back in ready for the left hands across.
>
> HTH,
>
> Ian
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