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