Brushes and shuffles

hways

Message 31396 · 4 Jul 2002 21:35:31 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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From Harry Ways
> >My comment regarding brushes and shuffles related to Highland Dancing,
> >wherein a shuffle is a quite rapid "three way " movement, out, in, out,
> >while executing a spring or hop.

From John Cahill
> I do an excellent shuffle, according to my teacher. Of course, it's
intended
> to be a pas de basque. But now that I know it's a compliment, I'm going
with
> it.

The quite rapid three way movement of the Highland shuffle is done on a
single beat, 1/2 the time for a pas de bas. Usually four shuffles in the
time allotted for two pas de bas.

Harry

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