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  • Ron Mackey

    Ron Mackey March 21, 2006, 12:09 a.m. (Message 44790)

    Re: Two chords - a question (as to definition)

    	
    
    > Eike,
    > 
    > There are many four-couple dances which begin (each round) with the couples 
    > three and four on the opposite side.  It has been traditional (but nowadays 
    > increasingly questioned) to begin with everyone in a normal four-couple longwise 
    > set and for the dance's music to begin with two chords, the first for the 
    > usual bows and curtseys, the second for the lower two couples to change sides 
    > prior to the actual outset of dancing.
    
    	Not wishing to upstage anyone but while you are on a 
    learning curve Eike there are, also, quite a few dances in which the 
    2nd and 4th couple start on the 'wrong' side.  
     
          

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