I really prefer Iain Boyd's wording of - half turn and cast away. A twirl happens on the spot, but in The Argyll Strathspey, Culla Bay, etc. what hapens is you pull your right shoulder back and dance away, (from a to b as someone said). Surprised not to have heard from Iain already on this! Becky
Marietta GA USA
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "mlamontbrown" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Twirling
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:41:04 -0000
Although "half turn and twirl" it is one of the non-society formations
listed and explained on the RSCDS website.
From: Anselm Lingnau [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 15 February 2012 14:42
Subject: Re: Twirling
Oberdan Otto wrote:
> Twirl is not an SCD term!
Sorta kinda. The movement from bars 1-4 of >Argyll Strathspey< is often
called >half turn and a twirl<, but so far the people in charge of the RSCDS Manual
have not seen fit to sanction the term, which puts it on roughly the same
footing as >hello-goodbye setting< and >teapots<.
Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany .................
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