2-cp speys

ron.mackey

Message 28477 · 29 Nov 2001 00:50:58 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> > But frequently necessary when a 3c dance has been requested and there
> > only 7 couples!
> >
> > Cheers, Ron :)
> >
> If you have 7 couples, there is a better way. In this situation, we often
> have a 3 couple set at the top and 4 couple set just below, without a gap.
> On the even number rounds, the top set "borrows" the first couple from the
> set below, who would be inactive in their set. The top three couples must
> remember not to progress beyond their 3 cpl set. Sometimes it becomes and
> interesting challenge for the couple who find themselves dancing 3rd place
> with the couples above on an even round and then becoming 1st couple in
> their original set on the next round. But it can be a lot of fun. I'm sure
> that others have tried this too.
>
> Harry

Hi, Harry
Yes we quite often do this but we have a problem in that the floor
in the hall is a leg wrecker. It is parquet, is well worn and has
never been re-polished, consequently the foot does not have that
little bit of controlled slide the helps to soften the step. It can also produce 'Hot Foot'
from the resulting friction. We have a number of ex. members who
have foot and hip problems brought on by dancing for years on this
floor.
As a consequence I try to do dances which take this into
consideration so find it preferable to have a three couple set dance
a standard 8 times through as dance 2 reps. - rest 1 rep. - dance 2
reps. - rest 1 rep. - dance 2 reps. and finish with the B & C.
It may seem a strange sequence but it does mean that all finish
together and none dance it more than twice.
Cheers, Ron :)

< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
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