Strathspey Setting

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 29272 · 25 Jan 2002 03:07:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, marjoriem wrote:

> Martin said:
> > I don't know what is usual, but, if I am standing to the right of someone
> > that is due to set, I get ready to move out of his way, to my right, or
> > backwards if there's no room to the right. I feel it is the standing
> > dancer's duty not to hinder the dancing dancer's movements.
>
> One of the practices I find pleasant in English Country dancing is that
> dancers standing in the line of the set move forwards, backwards and
> sideways for those who are dancing around them or who can be helped by a
> shorter path to their destination.

Hi, Marjorie,

You ae describing the ways I was taught to dance in squares, contras,
English, --- and Scottish (by Miss M herself)
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