I tend to think of the zig as four beats and the zag as four more. Four
total would be zesty or rushed, depending on the crowd and music.
On Friday, March 24, 2017, Tom Hinds via Callers <
I believe that zig left, zag right normally takes 4
beats. If the dancers
zag a little farther so men can easily take a left hand that would take an
additional 2 beats for a total of 6 counts. I'll confirm the timing this
For me there's this issue of how much we ask the dancers to adjust. It
seems that asking dancers to adjust is common in English and perhaps less
common in contra.
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