Ron Mackey March 23, 2006, 1:04 a.m. (Message 44849)
Re: Two Chords
On 22 Mar 2006 at 16:53, Anselm Lingnau wrote: but imposing drastic > changes (such as the poussette-on-the-right-foot-for-men idea) isn't > possible; anything of the sort would merely create lots of confusion and > argument, and (if the changes are too severe or too ridiculous) would > probably be ignored by large parts of the community. It is my experience that the current ruling _ is_ ignored by many men, anyway. That is, among those who can do a proper PdeB.!! (Tinkering with the strathspey poussette, > for example, is fine for the RSCDS since they invented it in the first place; > note the ongoing controversy on exactly when hands should be dropped on set & > link to see just how big the RSCDS influence is concerning issues that do not > matter one way or another to a large majority of dancers -- however strongly > people like the originator of the concept may feel.) Well, the RSCDS influence is quite strong enough on that point as I understand that the original deviser of S & L designed it without the use of hands? On the basis of the above argument they should not have done so as it wasn't theirs in the first place. ??