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  • simon scott

    simon scott March 21, 2006, 10:49 p.m. (Message 44823)

    RE: Two Chords

    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
    
    I think Lara is so right in what she say. For me a chord is for the bow
    and curtsey not for an (unnecessary) move across the set.
    
    What do most 1C and 2C do during the second chord. Do you acknowledge
    twice?
    
    As Iain Boyd said earlier two chords would be more useful in the Dashing
    White Sergeant. There they would have a valid purpose.
    
    Simon
    Vancouver
          

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