Origin of the Rondel

Colleen Putt

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Just because a dance was published in 1968 doesn't mean that John devised it
then. I was told by Mary Brander(sp?) at Summer School many years ago that
John Drewry devised the rondel, and used to drive many miles over
snow-covered roads in the Lake District to get to a dance class where he
would ask the class to run through his creations, if they wouldn't mind.
Among these "creations" was the rondel, which was finally accepted by the
Society in the "Silver Tassie".
I know this isn't proof positive, but I hope it helps somewhat.
Cheers,
Colleen

> It seems I may be a victim of a fractured history. I hope someone can
> set me aright.
>
> I had believed that the Rondel was introduced by John Drewry in the
> Silver Tassie. Now with all the talk of George Emerson and the
> Sauchie Haugh it appears that I have had it wrong all this time.
> DanceData gives the publication dates as Sauchie Haugh (1967) and
> Silver Tassie (1968).
>
> Thanks, Oberdan.
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