On Sun, Feb 23, 2014, Kalia Kliban wrote:
I've used the Lancashire Reel with good success and it works fine
with small-to-medium groups. It's a double circle, gents facing
out, ladies facing in. I can't remember where I got this dance.
Looking online, I see versions where the first dosido is the left
shouldered-one. I've found that starting with the "usual" shoulder
On L diagonal, L allemande and back to place.
On R diagonal, R allemande and stay there (new P)
With new P, balance and swing
Promenade the ring, then gents face out, ladies face in.
That's a seesaw as in left-should gypsy?
And how about Levi Jackson Rag (5 cpls)? It's not
hard, and uses basic figures in a fun way. When a set gets through
it for the first time it's a definite high-5 moment.
Errrgh. No. ;-) I mean, agreed on the high-5 bit, but I think of Levi
Jackson as being more difficult because of the pass-by-two star -- I've
seen way too many breakdowns there. Combine that with the fast pace
(some do slow down the music, though), and just the generally odd
configuration, and I only recommend doing it with more experienced
dancers unless you want to spend a lot of time teaching it.
The other problem with Levi Jackson is the same problem with square
dancing: you need exact multiples of five couples.
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