Paula said: > It's interesting to me that people have mentioned the centering of the turn > which should take place during bar 6. I seldom see this being done, > nevermind being taught. What I usually see is the men staying right > on the ladies line, then turning on bars 7-8 to their own side in a rather > lopsided turn which takes place mostly on the ladies side of the set. > To me, the centering of the turn gives the men somewhere to go in the > figure, and gives the figure a lovely, symetrical look during the final > two bars.
I find that if I teach the turn as a "rolling" turn, i.e. the centre of
the turn rolls into the centre of the set on bars 5 and 6, the dancers
don't seem to have any problem and the formation flows well.
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