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  • L. Friedman-Shedlov

    L. Friedman-Shedlov June 13, 2006, 8:59 p.m. (Message 45542)

    Re: Regarding Dance Technique and Etiquette

    I suspect the person who referred to a "Tulloch turn" meant what I would 
    call a "birling turn," i.e. sort of a spin.  In our area we do 
    this with by grasping our partner's elbow with one hand (the hand you are 
    "turning with") and clasping the other hands below.  I think of a Tulloch 
    turn as being a propelled pivot turn, done with the one hand around the 
    partner's elbow and the other in the air or holding a skirt.  Whereas a 
    Tulloch turn is actually rather slow, the birling turn is fast, and it's 
    also a lot of fun, so regardless of what Roy Clowes intended, I suspect 
    some won't be able to resist the lure of spinning 1 3/4 when the 
    opportunity arises.
    FYI, we don't do Postie's Jig with the spins here in the Twin Cities, but 
    I remember doing that way in Edinburgh with New Scotland.
    Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
    Lara Friedman~Shedlov               "Librarians -- Like Google, but                       warm-blooded"
    On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, JOHN MARSHALL wrote:
    > Roy Clewes dances were written to flow, and to take a large area of floor,
    > i.e. a set that is both wide and long.  This particularly applies to Posties
    > Jig.  When the dancing couples turn the standing corners, this should be
    > done with a long arm turn so that the dancers sweep round.
    I have never seen a Tulloch turn
    > done in this dance, and can not see how it can be done.
    > My suggestion to Tom Mungall is to make the set much bigger.

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