Glasgow Highlanders

SMiskoe

Message 28799 · 8 Dec 2001 21:30:19 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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In the contra dance world there is a form known as 'Becket formation' where
on'e partner is alongside rather than across. Becket refers to the town in
massachusetts where this was first danced. Nowadays callers often tell the
dancers to 'line up with your partner alongside; this is a Becket formation
dance'.
SCD could eliminate the 2 chord, dancer shuffle, if when the dance is called,
the MC simply says 'Form sets with your partner alongside, as in Glasgow
Highlanders'. Since that dance is a classic people should be familiar enough
with its formation to know how to line up.
Cheers,
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA

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