Yes, Lillian, I agree on all points. Right palm up, left palm down is what I learned
in the Los Angeles Branch, and it is beautifully consistent for playing man or woman.
How else could the first couple do the final set between own-sex 2 and 3 in J. B.
Milne with any grace? Consistency is good. Simplicity is good. What I learned is
good (prefered), and this is it. Thanks for saying it so well.
Cheers, Carol Johnson
On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Lillian Cunningham <email@example.com> wrote: >... > I was taught, practically from the time I started dancing, >always to give right hand palm up and left hand palm down. ... > Thus, to me, giving hands that way seems neither polite >nor impolite, and not a restrictive rule either. It is just convenient, >smooth and easy. ... > Have any other of you folks danced in a group where left-palm-down >and right-palm-down system was a comfortable norm? Or even the reverse >system? Does anyone share my preference?