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  • L. Friedman-Shedlov

    L. Friedman-Shedlov March 21, 2006, 7:38 p.m. (Message 44821)

    Re: Two Chords

    > I agree totally! I like the idea of crossing over on the 2nd chord (although
    > doing so on the first and bowing/curtseying on the 2nd would be fine too, but if
    > you start trying to change this now, you'll end up with confusion for the next
    > few decades).
    
    A couple of people have raised this point in favor of 2 chords, but I 
    would argue that two chords ALREADY causes confusion, and that hardly 
    anyone is really "used" to it.  In the 16 years I have been dancing in the 
    UK, the US, and Canada, I've never been at a social dance where a large 
    percentage of the room didn't end up scrambling.  Even if you remember to 
    do it, a chord just isn't enough time to cross to the other side of the 
    set, so it ends up being rushed and chaotic every time.
    
    So, obviously, I'm another vote in favor of moving to the correct place to 
    start the dance while forming sets and one chord (unless a 2nd is needed 
    to acknowledge another dancer in the set -- Bobby Brown's Canadian 
    Breakdown is a perfect example).
    
    Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
          

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