Glasgow Highlanders Progression and Two Chords at Start

Alan Paterson

Message 34863 · 7 Apr 2003 11:56:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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"Helen P." wrote:
>
> From: "Ian McHaffie" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx>
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 10:01 AM
>
> > Are there other dances where a non-dancing couple must anticipate their
> participation and get ready into a starting place before their first dancing
> bar actually starts...?
>
> Seems like there are quite a few. Any time a 3-couple dance (in a 4-couple
> set) starts with all setting on the sides or a circle, the bottom couple
> must get into 3rd place as the previously active couple drops out.
>
> -- Helen

I disagree.

Any time where it is possible for the 3rd couple to start from 4th place
(as in the examples Helen gives), there is no need for them to move before
the first dancing step.

I admit, it's something for more advanced dancers, but I like to encourage
my class to finish their 2nd time through neatly and move unobtrusively to
the bottom while the new 3rd couple move elegantly into the first figure
(if required).

Alan

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