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:
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.
Upstate NY, USA
>> 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. > l> > Xxx.Xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx