From: Agnes Macmichael [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: January-17-10 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: A question of Hands & Leading
I was taught, and I always teach, in these particular two dances, right
hand to lead up to corners.
To me and my thinking, It only becomes awkward if you hold on too long. I
lead up right hand and begin to cross the lady in front, drop hands and
dance into place. I don't find this awkward and it phrases the dance and
you are still being courteous to your partner.
I must say that this is how I have always danced it, right hand, and I agree
with not holding on too long. However, left hand is very logical and surely
equally acceptable and pleasant.