I stand corrected - to a certain extent, but with all due respect - is the
North Ayrshire Anniversary Album widely distributed - are you absolutely
certain that this publication will have reached all dancers world-wide? If
so, then of course we should call the formation by its given name.
And what's a Bourrel?
Showing my ignorance? :>)
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From: mlbrown <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: Book 41
> Pia wrote justifying the description used in book 41 for bars 25 -32 of > Peggy's Strathspey. > > However the original instructions for the dance as published in > the North Ayrshire 50th Anniversary Album it say; > > "The first and second couples dance the Espagnol as follows:- " > and then goes on to describe in detail what happens during bars 25-26, > 27-28, 29-32. > > The naming of common movements by groups of dancers, what we call > formations, is of great assistance when teaching / remembering a dance -
if > a movement occurs only in one dance then it is only of limited value, but > even so it can be of help when coaching a group of dancers through a
dance. > If a formation does however occur in more than one dance, and a name is > given to the movement, and as such it is recognised by a significant
number > of dancers, then surely it should be used - I am thinking of Diagonal
Rights > and Lefts, the Bourrel, and the Espagnol to name but three! > > Malcolm > > Malcolm & Helen Brown > Tir-Nan-Og - York (UK) > > > -- > "mlbrown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >