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  • Rosemary Coupe

    Rosemary Coupe Oct. 9, 2001, 8:33 p.m. (Message 27829)

    Re: Request for written instructions for Australian Ladies

    My memory accords with yours, Ian. I first learned Bob Campbell's Australian
    Ladies in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1984. At that time I was given a photocopy of
    a closely typed page of instructions, on which the original "change places
    giving the left hand" for bars 23-24 and 31-32 had been crossed out and
    replaced by "change places giving the right hand." That would, of course,
    have been some years after the publication of the dance in its present form
    in Glasgow Assembly, but does indicate the way the dance evolved.
    Incidentally, my copy of Glasgow Assembly gives an unusual printing history:
    it was first published "in part" in 1970 (with or without Australian
    Ladies?), and the "first full printing" took place in 1976. The
    TAC-sponsored reprint was in 1982.
    
    Regards
    
    Rosemary Coupe
    Vancouver
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ian McHaffie" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx>
    To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
    Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:08 AM
    Subject: 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
    > xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx
    >
          

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