strathspey setting step

Duncan Brown

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Hi All,

Well, I took my certificate after the 1992 manual (and passed) and I still
dance and teach that men can put their feet higher on the back of the leg.
This stems from my teachers, I guess (Malcolm and Helen Brown have a lot to
answer for! ;-)). I suppose that having danced since childhood, some things
have become somewhat ingrained and I'm not about to start changing my
dancing now!

I don't know about anyone else, but when watching and correcting a
strathspey setting step, I'm more interested in dancers giving a bit of
extra urge on the first beat, and not waving their foot around when they
change direction.

The change to where people put their feet when changing direction in the
1992 manual explains why I was picked up on it at weekend school sometime in
the mid 1990s. I changed for about 5 minutes and then went back to my own
way - like I say, habits die hard (and even harder when I don't particularly
agree with them!)

Duncan
Chudleigh
Devon
UK

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