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Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 4416 · 16 Jul 1996 03:58:57 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Fri, 12 Jul 1996, Trans Vector Technologies, Inc wrote: {snip}

> We use this device as well. I call it a 7 couple progression rather than a
> 7-couple set. I emphasize that there is a 3-couple set at the top and a
> 4-couple set at the bottom and couples in either set progress only within
> their own sets. So if you can remember what set you started it and stay
> with it, there is no trickiness at all.

I started Scottish Country dancing in a room that could hold a
seven-couple set nicely. It was some months before I learned that this
was not the more common form of progression. We always finished the
evening with a seven-couple Duke of Perth.

One common form of increasing the dancing that I didn't see mentioned
under the term "doubling" is to dance three-couple dances with every
other couple starting. It's a very common way to dance American contras.
A Scottish dance that can be done this way is Miss Ogilvy's Fancy as the
dancing couple is always dancing with ony one other couple, either above
them or below them.

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