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.