M Quinton Oct. 9, 2001, 12:16 a.m. (Message 27795)
Can anyone clear up a query on bars 21-22 in Jack O'Carron? I have two sets of instructions -one gives the two circles of three dancing to the right ie.anti- clockwise , and the other to the left (clockwise). The first would appear to be better as one would start with the right foot, which is free after the setting, but I have usually found at dances that people go to the left. As I have to teach it this week I would like to teach the correct version. Thanks Mary Deal UK
Marjorie McLaughlin Oct. 9, 2001, 12:47 a.m. (Message 27796, in reply to message 27795)
Mary, The instructions that appear in Volume II of the Imperial Book are: "21-24 First lady with second couple, first gentleman with fourth couple, slip three hands halfway round moving anti-clockwise and open out into two lines across the dance . . ." It is easier to move to the right after the pas de basque, but I suppose the movement you've observed is because our instinct with circles is to begin to the left. This is one case where differences of opinion in execution of the movement, or differences in what one has been taught could cause problems. Good luck, Marjorie McLaughlin San Diego, CA
Brian Charlton Oct. 9, 2001, 1:34 a.m. (Message 27799, in reply to message 27795)
G'Day, The original instructions say: First lady with second couple, first gentleman with fourth couple, slip three hands halfway round moving anticlockwise ..... There is no substitute for the original!! Brian Charlton, Sydney, Australia.
M Quinton Oct. 10, 2001, 12:53 a.m. (Message 27827, in reply to message 27795)
Many thanks, Marjorie, Brian and Eric for your help with the clearing up of the direction for the circles in Jack O'Carron.It is as I thought, people are dancing what they think the instructions should be rather than what they are! Mary Deal UK