And if you perceive that your group is receptive, and
not wedded to
hard-and-fast expectations, and you have a band that can play the
tune for "Money Musk" or play marches for "British Sorrow," you'll
be surprised to find that a) half the dancers will thank you for
calling an old traditional triple minor contra dance, b) the other
half will thank you for inventing a new, unique, and ultra-modern
style of contra dance, and c) these dances are so much fun that some
dancers may not even notice that there is no swing in either dance.
Thank you Bob for reminding me that it is not necessary to tell the
dancers that a particular dance is traditional. That could entirely
change the way some perceive it.