Rigs of Corn, etc.

Colleen Putt

Message 3763 · 4 Mar 1996 16:08:47 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> I was interested to see this variation of Corn Riggs - it put me in
>mind of a different variation I have seen. The teacher who
>introduced it called it (in jest) "Corn Squeezin's" (I have no idea
>of it's origins, possible history, etc.) Basically the second couple
>does the reverse of what the 1st couple does for the first 24 bars.
>i.e.:
>
>1-8: C1 Cast behind lines while C2 Lead up the middle and back.
>9-16: Double figure of 8
>17-24: C1 Down the middle and back while C2 cast up behind lines and back.
>25-32: Pousette
>
>It flows very nicely.
>
> Michael Hanson (Seattle, WA, USA)
> xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx
>
>
Has anyone seen the variation of the above called "Corn Rigs, Too". Maurice
Whitby taught it at the Moncton workshop a couple of years ago.
It goes as above, but 4s start with the second couple pattern described
above and continue to do so until they arrive at the top, at which time they
become first couple and do the dance as written. Not recommended for
beginner dancers, but loads of fun nevertheless!

Colleen Putt
Halifax, NS

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