Change in the Modern World

Bruce Herbold

Message 58823 · 31 May 2010 19:24:19 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Well all the irrefutable (in my mind) reasons for opposite foot use in
poussette have been covered (the jetes are going backward for one
person each so risk of collision is very low [unless one's legs are
VERY short or long], contrariwise teh risk of being stepped on is
high, and the rhythmic fun of dancing with most partners instead of
the push me pull you that ensues from same foot use, etc...)

However a dear friend and fellow dance teacher feels strongly
opposite, so I wrote him a birthday dance this year which begins with
1s and 3s crossed over. Circle 4 hands round and back into
poussette....

I defy anyone to come up with a clear foot use rule for this
configuration of dancers and figures.

Bruce Herbold
(aka troublemaker)

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:51 AM, XXXX9@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
<XXXX9@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> In response to Anselm´s: spice, tasty, interesting, etc., I get the feeling that for some who need these things, SCD has simply become boring without such. I feel that it is these little fiddly bits that make SCD so esoteric that it becomes less popular as a result. The dancers, and especially beginners, get to tied up in illogical rules, exceptions, historical errors, impossible choriographies, historical errors, etc., that many simply say "why bother" and either move on or never progress to actually enjoying the dancing as a social activity. The result is that the RSCDS becomes a more and more exclusive antisocial activity, as opposed to an inclusive social one.
>

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Bruce Herbold

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