The Knot (for two couples)

Malcolm and Helen Brown

Message 30696 · 1 May 2002 13:36:25 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Greetings

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.

Helen
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