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  • Mike Mudrey

    Mike Mudrey June 9, 2006, 7:38 p.m. (Message 45493)

    Re: Regarding Dance Technique and Etiquette

    At 6/9/2006  12:36 PM, you wrote:
    >On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Thomas G. Mungall, III wrote:
    >
    > > Regarding dance technique and etiquette -- I attend both Scottish Country
    > > dance classes and vintage dance classes and I have been presented with a
    > > problem...what to do when people want to turn using the so called "thumb
    > > hold". I was always taught that this turn is incorrect and in most Scottish
    > > classes people use the correct handshake hold for turns. However in the
    > > vintage classes (which dance a pretty good number of Scottish Country
    > > dances) have what I call an American influence and while not all use the
    > > thumb hold, a good many do. My arguement is it can cause injury.
    
    Why not have the leader of the group reemphasize the appropriate 
    period style for the turn?
          

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