> If we get rid of the second chord, we lose a chance to all laugh > together as inevitably some members of the set forget and start > dancing straight away. It's a bonding opportunity.
I have yet to see it as a 'bonding opportunity' when I as a musician
have occasionally forgotten the second chord. I am amazed I have
survived some of the daggers that have been fired in my direction by
supposedly 'friendly dancers'!!!!
Lothian Scottish Dance Band
I'm still convinced that "one chord" eliminates confusion, avoids an
unnecessary non-dance movement and allows an elegant bow and courtesy to
begin the dance.