SMiskoe Oct. 5, 2001, 5:31 a.m. (Message 27754)
Re: Contr(a/y)/Square, etc.
Ladies' chain 40 years ago was over and back. If you only went over it was half ladies' chain. Nowadays the half chain is more common and if it is a 'round trip' the caller will say 'chain over and chain back'. As far as twirling during the turn, it is an individual choice. I'm not interested in twirling so I keep my left hand down and the man cannot raise it and twirl me. I put my right hand behind me so the man can hold it for a 'courtesy turn'. One gets much more eye contact with this turn than with the twirls. Cheers, Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA