revisiting Dolphin Reels

L. Friedman-Shedlov

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I was very dismayed when I got the new manual and saw that RSCDS had
defined tandem reels they have. Personally, I prefer to avoid the term
"tandem" altogether, since its definition seems to have become hopelessly
confused.

I call reels where one person chases the other throughout (without
changing the lead) -- as in Ferla Mor -- "shadow reels"

I call reels where one person chases the other and they change places as
they go around the ends of the reel -- as in Pelorus Jack -- "swap-over
reels" or "dolphin reels." I like "swap-over" better, because I think it
is more descriptive of what is actually happening, where the term "dolphin
reels" relies on knowing the reference to a particular dance.

I really hope there is a chance this can be corrected/clarified in the
RSCDS manual.

/ Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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