What would be your Strathspey Program(me)?

Adam Hughes

Message 28275 · 21 Nov 2001 19:17:51 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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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.

Confused,

Adam
Cambridge, UK.

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