frowns, birls and the Scotsman (looooong)

Pia Walker

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I think it is very important that birling is taught in class - to make it
safer

Thank you Anselm for putting paragraphs in Andrea's contribution :>)

Pia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Re" <xxxxxx.xx@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: "SCD news and discussion" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: frowns, birls and the Scotsman (looooong)

> Anselm Lingnau ha scritto:
>
> Thank you Anselm for your reply. Just two quick points I didn't make
> clear in my previous message.
>
> 1) In my message I was envisaging a situation of people being at the
> dance and not in a class. Birling in a class is not on, unless stated by
> the teacher. Occasionally I indulge my class with little birling, but
> mostly because I want everyone to be able to do it. If someone did birl
> he would get a good earful, never mind the frowning action.
>
>
> >>I do birl, provided that it
> >>doesn't mess the pattern of the dance (like I don't birl my pd if I have
> >>to turn someone else, but I do birl if I have to cross cast and turn,
> >>for example). In many RSCDS circles this practice is very much frowned
> >>upon and when I know there is someone in the vicinity who frowns at
> >>birling, my tendency if to birl twice as much.....
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Then of course, there are places where
> >birling is pretty much de rigueur, and there are places where it is all
but
> >forbidden by the spirit of the location -- think of birling in Younger
Hall
> >
> >
> I am afraid I don't understand this bit. What exactly makes the Younger
> Hall (during SS I presume) a birl-free zone?
>
> >
> >
> >>At the end of the day people are being bullied (letting
> >>themselves being bullied) into doing or not doing something at a social
> >>dance and the bullying is done by some people in the establishment.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >... I have
> >seen then-current RSCDS chairpeople birl all over the place during
Younger
> >Hall ceilidhs.
> >
> >
> Is the choice of words meant? Do you actually mean ceilidh?
>
> 2) When I said 2the public at large" I meant people in Scotland, where I
> reside. I often forget that people from all over are on Strathspey.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andrea (fae Dundee)
>
>
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