> Perhaps we would get this effect more easily if the men started dancing on > the left foot and the ladies started dancing on their right (or vice > versa) - then when they led down the middle and up the feet would be > symmetrical, and it would make casting off easier for the men.
That would also take care of the problem many bagpipe players have when they
take up dancing, namely that they seem utterly unable to start doing anything
with the right foot first. (Too bad for the lady bagpipe players.)
*And* it would fix the issue that somebody raised ages ago on this list who
thought that it would be much nicer if, in strathspey setting, both parties
started off in the same direction rather than away from each other.
These are obviously major improvements, so who cares if circles get a shot of
weirdness? Also, hello-goodbye setting and double triangles no longer work the
way we knew them, but no one likes those figures anyway.
Anselm Lingnau, Friedberg, Germany ..................... email@example.com
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