> > 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
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
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)
/#\ London. UK.