Thanks for this! It is such a useful reference to have.
Boise, Idaho, USA
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Campbell Tyler <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Harry Andrews wrote: > Does anyone have an aide-memoire to work out how many sets/dancers you > can get on to a floor? > > Hi Harry, > I asked the same question last November and this was the best reply I got, > from Steve Johnson: > The Collins Pocket Book edited by Peter Knight states (p.16) that > "...partners should be about two and a half yards apart, with approximately > a single arm-length between couples." > > Converting this to metric measurements, and assuming that my arm-length (1 > yard) is typical, the 'grid' for a 4-couple set would be 2.28m across and > 2.74m long. Add a 1m 'corridor' around this for the width of people's > bodies, casting, chasing, etc., and you end up needing a space of 12.26 > square meters for such a set > > Campbell Tyler > Cape Town > >