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  • Fyreladdie

    Fyreladdie Oct. 9, 2001, 1:53 a.m. (Message 27801)

    Re: Pre-Booking (was Cribs)

    In a message dated 10/8/01 1:34:43 PM, xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx writes:
    
    << 
    My limited observations of pre-booking have mostly involved older 
    dancers.  Was this once common and considered proper ballroom 
    etiquette?  I agree that in today's culture, this appears elitist and 
    exclusive, but are we just dealing with a generation gap?  If so, it 
    will die out (no morbid pun intended...) on its own. >>
    
    Geofry Selling wrote an interesting article for TAC about the various types 
    of country dancing and their rules of engagement. I believe hearing something 
    about organized sets and partners in one of the traditions. I think it might 
    have been the "reelers". According to this, the set dance together all the 
    time and only changed partners within the set. No on was allowed to dance in 
    the set unless one of the original 8 wanted to sit out. I would check it out 
    with TAC. I'm sure they still have the article.
    
    Bob Mc Murtry
    Felton, Calif
          

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