Chris1Ronald April 8, 2006, 4:04 p.m. (Message 44998)
Re: (Hebridean Weaving Lilt)
Martin wrote: "And I remember how tiring it was marking the beat on the same foot -- in hard shoes -- throughout the dance ! Which is one reason why I've never wanted to teach it, even though I do remember enjoying the dance itself, and may explain why my right foot is more prone to painful twinges than my left !" Ah! Perhaps that's why my teacher preferred R L R hop, L R L hop (with the emphaisis on the first beat of each bar, as has been mentioned.) I don't remember the steps being tiring, but I didn't have hard shoes. The teacher was a folk dance teacher from Northumberland, by the way. I don't know if that would explain anything? Chris, New York.