The Wind on Loch Fyne

Terry Glasspool

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The comment about the Indian River Strathspey being self-aligning is
interesting. In my experience, it keeps trying to turn itself into a U,
even more so than The Wind on Loch Fyne.
In fact, we used this effect to turn it into a six couple demonstration
dance, by putting two sets end to end in a rectangle:
A3 B2
A1 B1
A2 B3
In addition to the nice mirroring effect of the two sets, the six dancers
can fill a very large space. It was particularly nice in a large room with
around the wall seating.

Terry Glasspool
Upstate NY, USA
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>> I'm not convinced that it makes a good demonstration dance, despite
having
>> put it on many times - it's difficult to keep the standing couples at an
>> angle, and
>> if you do then the asymmetry looks odd when they set.
>>
>
> Hi, Malcolm
> In spite of there being quite a few nice triangulars I find that
it
> is almost impossible to keep a triangle in position in the ballroom
> and only in class with a lot of browbeating.
> However one that needs no such effort is Indian River Strathspey
> (which is a great dance) as, wherever I have taught or danced it the
> set keeps re-aligning itself.
> See you... regards to Helen, etc...
> Cheers, Ron :)
>
> < 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
> 'O> Mottingham,
> /#\ London. UK.
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