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  • Ian McHaffie

    Ian McHaffie Oct. 9, 2001, 2:08 p.m. (Message 27811)

    Re: Request for written instructions for Australian Ladies

    A comment (and question) on Australian Ladies  .
    
    The following is partly from memory.
    
    In addition to the two completely different versions of Australian 
    Ladies -- one a 4-couple dance (Hay) and  one a 3-couple dance 
    (Campbell) -- I recall another set of instructions for the better 
    known (at least around Toronto) Bob Campbell version.
    
    The first version I saw -- in typescript on a single page -- had 
    different instructions for the corners in bars 17 - 32.  While the 
    dancing couple were doing their "cross and cast to the right" four 
    times,  the corners followed the same track as they do in the final 
    version, but with changes of hands. That is, the corners' figure was 
    "rights and lefts", with two bars of setting between each travelling 
    movement. By the time the dance reached formal publication, the 
    handing was changed to right hands for all the changes by the corners.
    
    Does anyone else recall this change? Or have I got the Hay version 
    (which I have not got) confused with the Campbell version?
    
    Ian McHaffie
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