We danced The Cumberland Square at the Space Coast Spring Fling four weeks ago, and James Kutzner (THE Space Coaster) taught it at the Atlanta Branch weekend in 2006. He credits the SCD version to Duncan Keppie - Burns Night in the Annapolis Valley. Great fun when the sets are lined up so you can interact with the next set during the slipping. Slippery palms are my problem in the baskets, specially nerve-wracking after a long hot evening of dancing.
Marietta GA USA
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From: "Pia" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Dances in a square set
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:37:45 +0100
I was at a ceilidh in January where we did Cumb. Sq. 8 - the girl I was
dancing opposite and I looked at our partners and decided that the only safe
way to do a basket was if we 'carried' the gents. :>)
From: Chris Ronald [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 16 April 2009 02:12
Subject: Re: Dances in a square set
This reminds me of the Cumberland Square Eight, an English country dance.
Except the Cumberland Square Eight has a basket. Too bad SCD doesn't have
Chris, New York.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Rod Downey <Xxx.Xxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx.xx>wrote: