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  • Iain Boyd

    Iain Boyd June 27, 2006, 11:39 p.m. (Message 45683)

    Re: revisiting Dolphin Reels

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:     
      Another difference is that "dolphin" reels more typically have a
      "cloverleaf" aspect than do ordinary tandem reels.
    
    Robb Quint
    Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 
    
      
     
      I thought this aspect of 'swap over' reels was laid to rest at the
      end of the last debate about this type of reel.
       
      'Swap over' reels should NOT be danced as 'cloverleaf' reels! They
      are two normal reels of three where one has been overlaid over the
      other and shifted apart slightly.
       
      The reason they turn out like 'cloverleaf' reels is because dancers
      do not appreciate 'light and shade' and can not apply it to their
      dancing. All they can do is dance at one speed. This is what makes
      'cloverleaf' reels out of normal reels.
       
      The so-called 'cloverleaf' reels in "Mairi's Wedding" are caused by
      dancers who are unable to dance reels of four properly.
       
      Regards,
       
      Iain Boyd
       
       
    
    
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