The hall for the Emerald City Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
easily support two lines but not three. From
'Our hall is just barely wide enough for three lines, but not
comfortably so. As a result, we have the opposite of the "center line"
phenomenon common at some other dances. The center line is shorter,
and crowded by the two outer lines. The out er lines widen out just
beyond the end of the center line and this can sometimes cause
"turbulence" and lead to confusion. Because of this, some of our
regulars prefer not to dance in the center set, so the shortness of
the line and turbulence are compounded by a higher percentage of new
I'm thinking a few six-facing-six dances should help to maintain the
spacing. I'm looking for any and all of those. Also, it seems to me
that dances that progress from side to side as well as up and down the
hall might help. Any other suggestions are also certainly welcome.