"For those trying the new dances - I believe there is an error in "Forty-five years on"
bars 9-16 - last sentence reads" and 4th man, followed by 1st man, passes 3rd man by the right."
I believe that it was intended to read
"and 1st man, followed by 4th man, passes 3rd man by the right."
At that point in the dance I have the order of the dancers as 2 4 1 3 all on
own sides, 4th & 1st ladies facing up and 4th and 1st men facing down which
puts 1st man in the lead not 4th man."
Well spotted Peter - I am sure you are correct.
As Peter says, the order of the dancers is 2 4 1 3. According to RSDCS Standard Terminology booklet, bars 7-8 should read "4th and 1st couples set", not 1st and 4th couples set.
I agree with your rant too.
Now my rant
In response to members demands RSCDS Membership Services Committee is planning to publish a book of dances with music in 2010. However we will have to purchase it - it will not be a Subscripion Copy as was traditional with the previous books of dances.