In our area, it is customary that the person in the in the middle of any line of three is the one who offers hands up for those on either side to place their hands into. As Becky said, this facilitates control of the line of three.
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From: Becky Sager
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: Handing
When I am dancing as a man, I take on the responsibilities of a man, dare I say I think and feel like a man? As first man in John McAlpin, for instance, I accept the responsibility for getting that line of men moving forward chasing their partners, urging them on with my palms upwards so I can be in control of the line.
Marietta GA USA
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain." Marcy Shirley
From: Robert Lambie <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:24:19 +0000
...The one place that stands out to me as exceedingly
contrary to the rules of Courtesy is when a woman, standing between two men, and
preparing to advance and retire, expects the men to put their hands on top of hers. And I
don't care if she is dancing as a man or not, if she thinks I can't tell, that's an
insult to me, and if it looks as if I can't tell, by my accepting, it is an insult to