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Message 60908 · Wouter Joubert · 6 May 2011 14:22:09 · Top

Dear all

Just before the weekend starts in Autumnal Pretoria, a note to say that there have been corrections and clarifications made to the text of "The City of Christchurch" on 8x32: bars 5-8, 13-16 and 21-24.

I would however also like to ask advice on the wording for the Left Hand turn in bars 19-20: Is it a three-quarter turn or perhaps rather a half turn dancing out to the sides?

Dancing greetings

Wouter Joubert
Pretoria
Suid-Afrika

The City of Christchurch

Message 60909 · Heiko Schmidt · 6 May 2011 14:37:56 · Top

Hi there,

> Just before the weekend starts in Autumnal Pretoria, a note to say that there have been corrections and clarifications made to the text of "The City of Christchurch" on 8x32: bars 5-8, 13-16 and 21-24.
>
> I would however also like to ask advice on the wording for the Left Hand turn in bars 19-20: Is it a three-quarter turn or perhaps rather a half turn dancing out to the sides?

I'd say it's just in between 1/2 and 3/4...

Considering that the two men start on the center line. After 1/2 turn
you would end on the center line again, 3/4 would bring the exactly
between positions 2 and 3, thus, just to far.
...but this is to some extend nit-picking, off course ;^)

It gets funny if the men try to turn a bit more than 3/4 ending up in
the positions their partners try to be in to start the half ladies'
chain at the same time...

Make sure you are wide awake when dancing it, then I think it is good
fun. (There is not much time to recover if it falls apart.)

Wouter, thanks for sharing the dance with us.

All the best and a nice weekend,
Heiko
Vienna

The City of Christchurch

Message 60910 · mlamontbrown · 7 May 2011 11:31:00 · Top

Wouter asked

>I would however also like to ask advice on the wording for the Left Hand
>turn in bars 19-20: Is it a three-quarter turn or perhaps rather a half
>turn dancing out to the sides?

I think it probably depends upon the width of the set - you could even get
away without specifying how far they turn, as you have specified very
clearly where they finish it.

Malcolm

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