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    Loretta Holz Feb. 8, 2006, 5:45 a.m. (Message 44186)

    I need to teach Murdochcairnie and am trying to figure out what is meant by
    "inside reels" for bars 1-8.  Does it mean that 1C is doing a reel on their
    own side starthing by leading down the center together?
    Where can I get a discription of pas de basque coupe?
    Loretta, Warren, NJ, USA
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    L. Friedman-Shedlov Feb. 8, 2006, 3:41 p.m. (Message 44189, in reply to message 44186)

    I have never heard the term "inside reels."  My best guess would be that 
    they are mirror reels on the sides with 1C dancing in and down to begin.
    
    I can perhaps be of more help with your second question.  I don't know 
    where you can find an "official" description, but pad de basque coupe is 
    as follows:
    
    Bar 1: Starting with the RF, dance a regular pas de basque step, finishing 
    (as usual) with a jete to 4th intermediate aerial position
    Bar 2: Execute a balance movement, i.e.
       Beats 1-2: the RF comes back to briefly meet the LF in 3rd 
    position, weight is transferred onto the RF and the LF is extended back 
    to 4th rear intermediate aerial position
       Beats 3-4: the  LF  comes back to briefly meet the RH in 3rd 
    position, weight is transferred onto the RF as the LF is extended to 4th 
    intermediate aerial position (i.e., back where you started at the end of 
    bar 1)
    (The knee of the supporting leg is slightly bent, but the leg that is 
    extending should be straight -- no bent knee! The balance movement should 
    look smooth, like one leg is displacing the other while the upper body 
    remains still and upright.)
    
    You are now ready to do a pas de basque LF and then the coupe/balance 
    movement starting with the RF.
    
    Hope this helps.
    
    Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    
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    Chris1Ronald Feb. 8, 2006, 5:15 p.m. (Message 44191, in reply to message 44186)

    Hello Loretta,
     
    We did this dance last night in Tenafly, as we are also preparing for  the 
    Cranbury workshop and tea dance.  I'm not sure if anyone here has the  original 
    instructions either.  I wonder if there's anyone on the list who  can help?
    
    "I have  never heard the term "inside reels."  My best guess would be that  
    they are mirror reels on the sides with 1C dancing in and down to  begin."
    I believe Lara is right. Anyway, this is how we danced it, and it worked  
    fine. 
     
    Chris, New York/Northern New  Jersey.

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