Frans Ligtmans Nov. 1, 2001, 10:04 p.m. (Message 28015)
Changing of hands.
Dear friends, I believe in rules for the use of hands. If joining Right Hands is a bit uncomfortable, solve the problem in an elegant way. It may be a challenge and more satisfying than just do it the easy way. Joining hands or changing of hands needs cooperation and gives opportunities to look in your partner's eyes while offering you hand. When leading with RH (or LH) partners are closer together then with nearer hands joined. Sometimes this looks better, see Seann Truibhas Willichan. Teach the giving of hands and the CHANGING so that dancers can do it with courtesy. A good dance for this purpose is Anna Holden's: Miss Allison Little. It has five or six changes in 32 bars.