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    Andrew Buxton July 8, 2011, 11:35 a.m. (Message 61065)

    Can anyone help with full instructions of Terry Glasspool's dance
    "Bishop of Columbus"?  In the Minicrib bars 25-32 are described as
    "Tandem RSh reels" but are they actually man behind woman throughout
    or what RSCDS calls "tandem", i.e. the lead person changes at each end
    of the reel?  It looks as though you can get Glasspool's dances online
    but it requires signing up to AOL Lifestream, which looks quite
    intrusive.
    
    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
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    Andrew Buxton
    Lewes, East Sussex, UK
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    Heiko Schmidt July 8, 2011, 11:58 a.m. (Message 61066, in reply to message 61065)

    Hi,
    
    > Can anyone help with full instructions of Terry Glasspool's dance "Bishop of Columbus"?
    
    answered privately.
    
    > In the Minicrib bars 25-32 are described as "Tandem RSh reels" but
    are they actually man behind woman throughout or what RSCDS calls
    "tandem", i.e. the lead person changes at each end of the reel?
    
    It should be "shadow reels" not "tandem reels", i.e. not changing orders 
    at the ends.
    
    > It looks as though you can get Glasspool's dances online but it
    requires signing up to AOL Lifestream, which looks quite intrusive.
    
    Yes, unfortunately Terry's pages have got lost in the universe of the 
    web, but still the links to them can be found all over the place.
    
    Best wishes,
    Heiko
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    Mike Briggs July 8, 2011, 12:25 p.m. (Message 61067, in reply to message 61066)

    Never understood why anyone would call them "tandem" reels.  You don't
    see couples riding tandem bicycles getting off and changing seats
    every time the road curves.  Nor, to change the subject, have I ever
    understood the term "barn-door" turns for the figure in which one
    partner turns another person by right hand and the other partner turns
    another by the left hand.  Barn doors don't and can't revolve 360
    degrees.
    
    Mike Briggs
    
      
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    Alan Harrison July 8, 2011, 1:07 p.m. (Message 61069, in reply to message 61067)

    Hi Mike and All,
    
    I quite agree about these terms.  I'd never heard of tandem reels or mirror
    reels and the like until fairly recently and have never heard of barn door
    turns.  Where do these things come from and what's wrong with right and
    left?  Don't get me started or leave the barn door open!
    
    Best regards,
    Alan Harrison.
    RSCDS Leeds
    
     www.piper-alan.co.uk

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