quick time poussette right round

Lmae

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It was indeed the Marchioness of Blandford's Reel.
It was an advanced class, and except for that figure, it wasn't a horrible
dance. And we did laugh our way through it. (And did some heavy breathing
when we finally got to the bottom.)
LM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Herbold" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: quick time poussette right round

> well, it hardly matters whether it's The Longwise Eightsome Reel
> (perhaps the worst dance ever published) or The Marchioness of
> Blandford's Reel - a 48 bar jig for 2 couples in which both couples
> are dancing for all but 8 bars. A fun time is not to be had. I
> doubt the figure has been picked up by any modern devisor...
>
> Bruce
>
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Hanny Budnick <xxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>> If you can be more clear and write which dance *EXACTLY* you were trying
>> to
>> do....
>> Casting off with regards,
>> Hanny
>>
>> On 2/9/2011 16:47, Lmae wrote:
>>>
>>> We did a dance last night with a quick time all around poussette in it,
>>> and we did it according to the manual. It was jerky, frantic, and a long
>>> way
>>> from attractive.
>>> Perhaps this is because we aren't used to the figure because it isn't
>>> done
>>> very often. Perhaps it isn't done very often because it's inherently
>>> jerky
>>> and frantic.
>>> Or perhaps the way it is described in the manual - bar by bar - makes it
>>> so. I suggested that perhaps a smooth half turn in three bars to change
>>> places, followed by another smooth half turn and a bit more in three
>>> bars to
>>> change places again (followed by a turn and retire), was more in line
>>> with
>>> the original intent.
>>>
>>> Can anyone fill me in on the original intent? Have suggestions about how
>>> to make it look more like dancing?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Linda Mae
>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Bruce Herbold
>
>

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