Richard Goss writes:
"Its recap time. So lets see what we have so far. ..." etc.
An interesting and helpful summary from him.
The EFDSS usage of the word "balance" is, as far as I am concerned, always
used to denote a "step - swing" step, (such as is found in La Russe Quadrille
and Bonny Breast Knot), and very often associated with an immediately
following "swing" (Ballroom hold and pivot step).
I have always thought this shewed mid to late C19th origins, probably
descent from the "Balance" (with an acute accent on the 'e' - can't do that
on e-mail!) used in Ballroom Quadrilles.
Nicolas B., Lanark,