What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right- hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)

Lee Fuell

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Thanks! The RSCDS has made it clear that this is an adaptation of the standard tulloch turn by specifically describing the hold. However, I'm having a hard time comprehending how my partner's right hand is in my left, if we have linked left arms and our right hands are behind our backs. Wouldn't I have my partner's right hind in my right?

Lee

Beavercreek, OH, USA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Becky Sager <xxxxxx3@xxxx.xxx>
>Sent: Oct 29, 2010 11:53 PM
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>Subject: Re: What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right- hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)
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>"adapted by RSCDS" version:
>12 1st and 2nd couples dance in and take Tulloch hold by linking left arms, right hands behind their backs, and their partner's right hand in their left.
>13-16 1st and 2nd couples turn...
>
>"original" version:
>As the 1st and 2nd couples give left hands to each other they slip immediately into a left-handed Tulloch Hold, turning twice.
>
>Becky
>
>Becky Sager
>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
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>---------- Original Message ----------
>From: Lee Fuell <xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>Subject: Re: What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right- hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)
>Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:38:00 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
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>Becky,
>
>How is the turn described in the RSCDS version of the dance (I don't have a copy yet)? If the text of the dance specifically says its a modified tulloch turn done as for two ladies or something like that, the way it's being done in the videos is fine. But if the RSCDS version just says "turn as in Reel of Tulloch" or "tulloch turn" (terminology as per page 20), then the men's hands should be in the air as per the bottom figure on page 21.
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>If the devisors want the turn done as for two ladies, that's their prerogative, but it should be so specified in the dance description of the RSCDS version as a deviation from the standard. If not, it's an editorial mistake by the Society in the published leaflet. There certainly are other specified deviations from the standard in the repertoire.
>
>Lee
>
>Beavercreek, OH, USA
>
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Becky Sager <xxxxxx3@xxxx.xxx>
>>Sent: Oct 29, 2010 11:18 PM
>>To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>>Subject: Re: What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right- hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)
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>>Is what is written in the Manual what we are aiming for in this dance? Is not the original, non-RSCDS, version possibly what is supposed to be inspiring us. Take another look at
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdYfsT45FDs
>>the first two rounds before it evolves into a wild rumpus. The first couple are definitely doing the turn Jimmie taught us.
>>
>>Becky
>>
>>Becky Sager
>>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
>>
>>
>>
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