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?