Improve our Terminology?

Ian Brockbank

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Hi Angus,

> I suggest that using "Corner" to mean ONLY corner position is the logical
and
> practical way to go. Try teaching a dance like Polharrow Burn or other 5
and 7
> couple dances in which the person who starts as a dancing couple's 1st
corner
> can end up anywhere else in the set; a dancer's corner position identifies
the
> same positional relationship each time, but the person who occupies it
> doesn't really matter as long as the correct dancer gets to the place in
time.
> This approach also helps dancers to learn the structural concept of the
dance
> and so dance it easily from whichever position they are in, rather than
"but
> Joe Blow was to my left before and is now opposite me - why?"

While I would also prefer this, I think it is too late to mandate this now -
there is
too much already which has it the other way round, so it would be confusing
looking at historical books even if everything did get republished.

Cheers,

Ian Brockbank
Edinburgh, Scotland
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www.scottishdance.net

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