Lara Friedman-Shedlov wrote: > I noticed when I was at TAC summer school in 2000 that all 2-couple > strathspeys on the dance programs were danced 6x through in 3-couple > sets. I thought this was a great idea and we plan to do this at our > Grand Ball in February, which has two 2-couple strathspeys (Sauchie > Haugh and Earl of Northampton, for anyone who is wondering) on the > program. Is this common practice anywhere else?
I've done it, when there aren't enough people to make a complete set.
But I've never seen a strathspey done that way deliberately.
Why are two couple strathspeys boring? So long as third couple start in
a four couple set, you stand around for the same amount as you do in a
triple minor dance. Do people object to doing the dance 3 times though?
I'd usually choose a duple minor dance over a triple minor, simply
because they tend to be less dull.