SnowshoeTS Oct. 14, 2001, 5:28 a.m. (Message 27882)
Hi In Minnesota SCD (and also in most local folk-dance circles ) it is not considered either unreasonable or unmanly for a male to dance on the "women's" side especially to fill out a set. The first time Idid so the only problem was with the allemand-Iam 6'2'' tall and my partner (a very much less experienced dancer) was about 5'4'' tall-slight adjustments in the beginning made it work out well enough ;-}. The only disapproval seems to come from the G***'s Aunties ( of either sex). The biggest problem seems to be that males don't dance on the complementary side often enough so in complicated figures or "set melt downs"(not that we EVER have those!!!!!) we tend to head for the men's side to sort things out .This leads to attempts to break fundamental laws of physics!!! Kirk Bachler Twin Cities Branch,Minnesota,USA,RSCDS We have met the enemy and he is us.