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    rabrown Sept. 18, 2001, 7:05 p.m. (Message 27415)

    Hi,
         I received the instructions for an upcoming ball via an email
    attachment, but the formatting got a bit corrupted, and the dance
    instructions for Lady Hamilton's Strathspey were a bit unclear.  Can anyone
    tell me in bars 9-12, do couples 1 and 3 set and then turn two hands round,
    or do they turn two hands round without setting?  Not an RSCDS dance, nor
    in Pilling, so I couldn't check my usual sources; I believe it is a J
    Drewry dance.
    Thanks,
    Richard Brown
    Conklin, NY
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    Bruce Hamilton Sept. 19, 2001, 9:20 a.m. (Message 27446, in reply to message 27415)

    Richard Brown <xxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
    > ... the dance
    > instructions for Lady Hamilton's Strathspey were a bit unclear.  Can anyone
    > tell me in bars 9-12, do couples 1 and 3 set and then turn two hands round,
    > or do they turn two hands round without setting?
    
    John Drewry wrote it on Ken McFarland's tour to Turkey last October, and
    dedicated it to my wife, Jo Hamilton.  I have the directions here :-)
    
    "9-12    1st couple set to each other and then turn with both hands once
    round to finish in the middle of the set facing diagonally down towards 2nd
    woman. 3rd couple dance similarly to finish facing diagonally up towards 2nd
    man."
    
    After you follow the directions above, the 1s will be "improper" (man on R,
    lady on L). It feels odd, but you need to have each person nearer their own
    side of the set. Then the arches take you to the opposite side, and the
    chase brings everyone back to their own side, in 3,2,1 order.
    
    Hope this helps. I admit to being disappointed that the ball directions
    didn't give the devisor's name.
    
      -Bruce
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    Norah Link Sept. 19, 2001, 3:27 p.m. (Message 27454, in reply to message 27415)

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Bruce Hamilton 
    > 
    > John Drewry wrote it on Ken McFarland's tour to Turkey last 
    > October, and
    > dedicated it to my wife, Jo Hamilton.  I have the directions here :-)
    > 
    
    Bruce -
    
    Has the dance been published yet?  Do you think John would object to your
    putting the full directions out on strathspey?
    
    Norah

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