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    Jock McVlug May 11, 2006, 6:01 a.m. (Message 45232)

    Andrew C Aitchison wrote:
    > > Even when LPs came out, I remember that the usual length for 8x32 R was
    4 m 20 secs.
    > Today, these dances are being recorded at nearer 4m 50.
    
    I really dislike the trend towards the 5 minute mark with reels/jigs.
    It becomes almost painful to do a PdB at that speed. Try slowing the
    Petronella down to 4:50....... and you can watch the class suffer.
    If watching a 5 min (8x32) dance from the sidelines it seems like watching
    the dance in slowmotion..... ( perhaps it becomes a saunter.)
    Try and get that wonderful 'feeling of flight' at that speed,.......
    impossible!
    
    On the other hand dance the "Australian Ladies" to Bobbie Frew (8:33) and
    you get a chance to 'fly'. Love that Dance and that music!
    
    Jack in Beautiful British Columbia
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    Eric Clyde May 11, 2006, 5:27 p.m. (Message 45239, in reply to message 45232)

    At 8:33 for Australian Ladies, you can't exactly be flying, Jack (unless 
    you do it in strathspey time,
    and even then ...).  Surely you meant 4:33.
    
    Eric
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    Jock McVlug May 11, 2006, 8:10 p.m. (Message 45243, in reply to message 45239)

    Yes, I meant 4:33...... I resolve to proof read before sending from now on.
    
    Thank you for pointing out my typo.
    
    > At 8:33 for Australian Ladies, you can't exactly be flying, Jack (unless
    > you do it in strathspey time,
    > and even then ...).  Surely you meant 4:33.
    >
    > Eric
    >
    > Jock McVlug wrote:
    > > Andrew C Aitchison wrote:
    > >
    > >>> Even when LPs came out, I remember that the usual length for 8x32 R
    was
    > >>>
    > > 4 m 20 secs.
    > >
    > >> Today, these dances are being recorded at nearer 4m 50.
    > >>
    > >
    > > I really dislike the trend towards the 5 minute mark with reels/jigs.
    > > It becomes almost painful to do a PdB at that speed. Try slowing the
    > > Petronella down to 4:50....... and you can watch the class suffer.
    > > If watching a 5 min (8x32) dance from the sidelines it seems like
    watching
    > > the dance in slowmotion..... ( perhaps it becomes a saunter.)
    > > Try and get that wonderful 'feeling of flight' at that speed,.......
    > > impossible!
    > >
    > > On the other hand dance the "Australian Ladies" to Bobbie Frew (8:33)
    and

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