However neither the first > edition of Book 15, nor the re-printed copy (Pink cover, but undated), nor > 101 SCD, mention taking hands; > > How many of us take an inexperienced partner's hands when dancing this sort > of mirror reel? - I don't, but it would prevent them rushing on and getting > back to the top in 5 bars. But if it means that we all start taking hands in > West's Hornpipe and Maxwell's Rant, then I'll continue to let them learn the > hard way
> Malcolm (& Helen) Brown
Hi, Malcolm, Hope you are all well.
I read in WYJTD under Use of Hands -
"The hands are given primarily as a help to the other dancers. The
rule as to when hands are given should, then, be dictated by the
feelings of the dancers. etc. "
Not a teacher mentioned nor as included in the instructions.
Cheers, Ron :)
< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
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