Re: > > Strathspey Setting. > > When setting in the sidelines, as say second couple, do people a) > shorten their setting step so that they stay in the sidelines but do > not bump into the people on either side, b) set going in front of the > people on either side who are not setting, c) set going behind the > people on either side ?
Although I've complained on more than one occasion about
contradictory instruction from different teachers, this is one area
where the instruction I've received has been consistent: "a" seems
to be the prevailing standard. Having said that, I think a cramped
and shortened Strathspey setting step is as ugly as all get-out.
Aesthetically, I much prefer "b" and never really thought of it as
being rude (either as the active dancer or while standing on the
side). Strikes me as something that could reasonably fall into the
personal preference category.