Dances with Reels of Four involving six dancers

Bruce Herbold

Message 60686 · 9 Apr 2011 01:48:07 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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that's the name I know them by. (for those who don't know, it's from
pop goes the ....in reference to dancers 'popping' into and out of the
reels).

Bruce Herbold
San Francisco

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Becky Sager <xxxxxx3@xxxx.xxx> wrote:
> Recently in the Southeast we have been doing the 3c set reel  A Trip Around Salt Spring from the Katannuta Collection in which the reels are up and down the center of the set.. At Thistle School last year Mary McConnell Campbell introduced The Heavenly Dancers, a strathspey with reels of four on the diagonal, published in the Thistle XXX collection.
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> Nobody is calling these Weasel Reels??
>
> Becky
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> 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: Anselm Lingnau <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Subject: Re: Dances with Reels of Four involving six dancers
> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 01:17:42 +0200
>
> Iain Boyd wrote:
>
>> I would appreciate help identifying a dance (or dances) which include one
>> or more reels of four (either on the diagonal with corners OR up and down
>> the middle) where dancers swap places at the ends of each reel - those
>> dancing out dance a chase round the outside to the opposite end of the
>> reel while those dancing in dance a half reel before exiting at the other
>> end.
>
> Off the top of my head: The Cornerhouse Jig, by Derek Haynes; The Scamp, by
> David Queen, from the Whiteadder Collection; there are more (including one
> that I vaguely remember teaching recently but apparently can't find quickly).
>
> Anselm
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> Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany ................. xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> You can't enforce morality by syntax.                            -- Larry Wall
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Bruce Herbold

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