Historical insight!

Ian McHaffie

Message 28397 · 26 Nov 2001 17:47:14 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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From Priscilla:

In the early 1900s.

> Traditionally I believe 2 or 3 couples would get up, dance once through,
> and then a new couple would join the bottom of the set each time though,
> until the band got bored, or the original first couple died of
> exhaustion.

I think this was the custom around the beginning of the 19th century.
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Maybe this is the real reason why SCD was dying out in the early
1920's (ready for Miss M. and others to rescuscitate) ‹ it was
becoming generally known that too many "original first couples died
of exhaustion" ‹ and without a first couple it's pretty difficult to
get a set together. :).

Ian.

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