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  • Bryan McAlister

    Bryan McAlister June 15, 2001, 12:24 p.m. (Message 26355)

    Ecossaises but really schottisches

    The Barn dance is quite different from the Schottische, Flett if my
    memory is correct cites and (American?) dance the "Quatre Pas" as the
    source. It is commonly done as an ordinary round the room dance or as a
    progressive dance.  We normally do both, changing to Progressive after 3
    or four repetitions, and often varying the degree of progression.  One
    problem with this dance is that many bands play it for too long and it
    gets boring if their isn't any variation.
    The schottische in my experience has two different versions..
    The normal one where man faces out and woman faces in and another
    version in the north and west where the second step is danced woman back
    to LOD and man facing LOD.
    With respect to the Collins Book be warned that there are one or two
    dances that are hardly traditional or frequently encountered and I
    suspect were the devisors attempts to get their own (or a friend's)
    dance some recognition.  
    Bryan McAlister

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