Slip steps in a circle

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Message 61910 · 15 Oct 2011 15:24:09 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I myself have ne'er heard of any such thing, though I am hardly one who is
in the loop of latest official (and/or other) innovations.

This strikes me as somewhat parallel to the common every-so-often voiced
admonition to "finish one's step" when coming to a halt dancing...e.g., do
the entire skip-change or strathspey traveling step and then close after the
bar line rather than doing a modified "step-close" as one's final
step...the latter which virtually everyone seems to do regardless. Though I
personally find "finishing the step" and closing after the bar line when coming
to a halt awkward, it is at least fully doable, while what you have
questioned, Anselm, as not physically doable may well not indeed be physically
possible.

Robb Quint
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA


In a message dated 10/15/2011 12:16:45 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx writes:

Over on the »Scottish country dance teachers« Facebook page there is a
suggestion that the method for dancing »hands round and back« was
»officially
or semi-officially changed« such that we are now supposed to dance eight
full
slip steps to the left and then somehow magically reverse direction to do
eight full slip steps to the right, instead of doing what I grew up with
(dance-wise), namely do a slower step-close to prepare for the direction
change.

Personally I would suspect that this is bunkum – and I'm fairly sure that
I
have the laws of physics on my side –, but can anybody here shed any light
on
the issue?

Anselm
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xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
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