1. Yes 2nd couples actions before the poussette do not affect the dance, however
in view of the uncertainty they should not feel offended if 1st couple do not
2. All right I'll bite "of course 3rd couple will join in the poussette" what
and spoil the fun of starting again from the bottom? again surely a matter of
taste and one that does affect the other dancers so probably not a good idea
unless it is the norm in your area.
Alan Paterson wrote:
> Iain Boyd wrote: > > > Dear all > > > > Your comments on what the second couple do in Muirland > > Willie during bars 17-24. > > > > My Book 19 says: > > First couple lead up to top, set to each other twice. > > Second and third couples move down. > > This is followed by the poussette on bars 25-32. > > > > The Manual says: > > 1st couple lead up to the top, set to each other > > twice, 2nd couple joining them on bars 23-24 as both > > couples advance for the poussette. > > > > Taught recently: > > 1st couple lead up to the top, 1st and 2nd couples > > joining hands on the side set twice, both couples > > advancing on the second set for the poussette. > > > > Thanks > > Margaret Bailey > > My opinion: > > The 2nd couple should do whatever they feel like doing. It has no effect on > any others in the set (although the 1st couple might want to keep an eye > open to welcome them in) > > And, of course, 2nd time through the 3rd couple will come in as well for a 3 > couple poussette ;-) > > Alan