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...sssorry, my last posting was intended to be sent off in privat!

Anyway,
Brian, if you have got this information by the person 'in autority' in a written form, well.. ;-)

You could indeed interpret it this way that the foot is touching the leg in front. And what would be wrong with it?
It is a common highland movement.

>In practice however I believe that the stepping should be neat<

Is it 'neat' if you perform a travelling step instead of a setting step?

Nice day to the other side of the world, good night to this side!

yours
Gabrielle

-----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung-----
Von: Brian Charlton <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
An: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Verschickt: Do., 10. Dez. 2009, 22:13
Thema: Re: Let's talk about strathspey transitions!

Hello,

Just a point Gabrielle; the complete quotation for the eighth step is 'For
this step only, the setting step is modified by bringing the foot into third
position in front". It still says '8 setting steps' at the beginning of the
formation description. This suggests to me that, if one follows the manual
strictly, then the foot is raised up the leg in front instead of behind.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I have been told by someone 'in authority' that,
in spite of what is written, the last step is not a setting step. What am I
supposed to do?

In practice however I believe that the stepping should be neat and in time
with (and using all) the music, rather than being strict about where the
feet are actually placed. Examinations and demonstrations are special cases
and we are more often in a social situation.

Happy dancing,

Brian Charlton,
Sydney, Australia

2009/12/11 <xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx>

>
> Sorry Malcolm,
> the manual says: ....bringing the foot into 3rd position in front.
> (Strathspey poussette, page 59)
>
> It also says: ...attention must be paid to completing the setting step
> correctly by lifting the working foot behind....(page33)
>
> If we cannot rely on the manual, then what is it good for?
>
> Gabrielle
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> -----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung-----
> Von: mlamontbrown <xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> An: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Verschickt: Do., 10. Dez. 2009, 15:35
> Thema: RE: Let's talk about strathspey transitions!
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> No - the only difference is that you always close to 3rd behind on beat 2
> (which
> is
> why the strathspey poussette does not consist of 8 setting steps - the last
> step
> is a
> retiring travel step)
>
> The feet go to some strange places in advance and retire!
>
> Malcolm
>
> Malcolm L Brown
> York (UK)
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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx [mailto:xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx]
> > Sent: 10 December 2009 14:09
> > To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> > Subject: Re: Let's talk about strathspey transitions!
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> >
> > Anselm, Malcolm,
> >
> >
> > »finish your step« ....is not the point, but 'finish your step
> PROPERLY'!!
> >
> > are you aware of it, that the touch in 3rd rear aerial is the only
> distinct
> difference between
> > set/travel?! -just briefly to mention.
> >
> >
> > Gabrielle
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung-----
> > Von: Anselm Lingnau <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> > An: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> > Verschickt: Do., 10. Dez. 2009, 13:35
> > Thema: Re: Let's talk about strathspey transitions!
> >
> >
> > Malcolm Brown wrote:
> >
> > > All steps are described as if starting from 1st position, so the
> strathspey
> > > step becomes "Step, close, step, hop" --- except that we dance a
> sequence
> > > of steps, and the way the foot comes through from the back to the
> front is
> > > very important. You only have to mix "finish the step" with changing
> from
> > > travel to setting, or vice versa, and you finish up with something
> with a
> > > very different character.
> >
> > In effect, »finish your step« is another expression for »use all the
> music«.
> > When one skids to a halt with a »step-close« on bar 8 there is still half
> a
> > bar's worth of music that would otherwise go to waste.
> >
> > When one is transitioning from strathspey setting into strathspey
> travelling,
> > no music goes to waste regardless of whether that transition happens via
> 1st
> > or 3rd rear aerial position. With that problem out of the way, we can try
> to
> > make the actual transition look good, and IMHO that falls into the realm
> of
> > »be unobtrusive«. I find it difficult to say what I actually do these
> days
> > (must look at a video of myself) but theoretically I'm in the »vary what
> you
> > do depending on what comes next« camp rather than »finish every setting
> step
> > in 3rd rear aerial and every travelling step in 1st« camp.
> >
> > I do recall, though, being drilled to finish every single setting step
> with
> > the foot behind the hopping leg when I took my Prelim, supposedly because
> that
> > was »what the examiners expect to see«. Unfortunately neither of those
> two
> > worthies is still among us so there is no way of finding out whether
> anyone
> > would have been failed for not finishing with a little hop as a corner in
> »The
> > Bridge of Nairn«.
> >
> > Anselm
> > --
> > Anselm Lingnau, Friedberg, Germany .....................
> xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> > Stop trying to protect me from myself. [...] Plastic knives are for
> picnics.
> > Surgery and the like require scalpels. -- Eric
> Herrmann
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