> >> Now, I cannot for the life of me imagine what a `cross jump' >> is supposed to be... and it's not in the Manual, either :^) > >TAC Notes says: >"As a matter of record, the way in which one dances two slip >steps then two cross steps twice is as follows: > >1 Two slip steps to the left and come to a stop. >2 Two cross jumps on the spot, i.e., up on beat 1, down on > beat 2 with the right foot crossed in front, up on beat 3, > down on beat 4 with left foot crossed in front. >3-4 As for bars 1-2." > >Having encountered this somewhat strange note while looking up >a totally different dance, I was intrigued enough to look up >Miss Murray of Ochtertyre and find a recording of the music. >Neither impressed me enough that I ever taught the dance >however. >
I was intrigued enough to teach it once -- to an experienced
class with a number of qualified teachers in it. The class
was reduced to hysterical laughter in no time flat.
The more experienced the dancer, the more difficult they found
it, probably because they had to overcome ingrained habits.
Funny, there was never a clamour to repeat the dance!