[Callers] ricochet or push-back hey - Tapsalteerie
tfields8 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 6 19:12:14 PST 2010
Back in Feb 2008, Jean Francis said:
"I am looking for some dances with push-back or ricochet heys. I have only found
one... Heard of another called Tapsalterrie, but can't find."
As it so happens, I was searching the list for discussion about how to teach
that very dance! So here it is:
Carlson Tapsalteerie Becket contra, improper
A1 (8) LL F&B
(8) Gents Al-R 1½, pass P by L-Sh
A2 (16) Tapsalteerie Hey:
Ladies cross ½ hey, Gents push back
Gents cross ½ hey, Ladies push back
B1 (16) P – B&Sw
B2 (8) Ladies Al-R 1½
(8) N – Sw
I tried calling it for the first time last week, and the mutual ricochet-hey
proved challenging for dancers. Any suggestions for clear, efficient explanation
of that move would be most appreciated.
also, does anyone know the author?
BTW, "Tapsalteerie" is Scots for "topsy-turvy. Great word, eh?
Jean, hope this can still do you some good. :-p
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