Covalence

Donald V. and Linda W. Gertz

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Covalence sounds like fun. I'd like a copy too.

Don Gertz
Portland OR

Sophie Rickebusch wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'd love to have the instructions for this dance, thanks! I assume the deviser must
>be a chemist? As a biologist, a reel of 4 reminds me of a strand of DNA - I guess
>we all have our occupation-related ways of seeing SCD figures :-) The other thing
>with biologists is that we find it difficult to picture men as circles and women as
>squares in diagrammes... (not wishing to open a can of worms here, but even non-
>biologists tend to find this counter-intuitive)
>
>Sophie
>
>Quoting Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx:
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>>Covalence, a 32-bar strathspey for four couples, is a perennial favorite in
>>Southern California. It was devised here by Tim Conrow in 1992. I wonder to
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>>what extent, if at all, it is known outside our immediate area (beyond those
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>>few to whom I've sent it personally). Tim wrote as an introduction to the
>>dance: "Covalence is a process whereby an electron is shared by two atoms,
>>causing
>>them to bind together. In the two featured double reels dancers are
>>exchanged, effectively uniting both into a single, larger reel." It is in
>>fact those
>>unique reels, a "mirror crossover reel of four" and a "double right-shoulder
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>>crossover reel of four," which make the dance so interesting. It takes good
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>>timing and dancers who can make a long stride over two bars to make the reels
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>>work. Once everyone "gets it," it's really nifty to dance.
>>
>>Original instructions and some teaching suggestions sent to anyone upon
>>request.
>>
>>Robb Quint
>>Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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