Re: [Callers] Yet another "Anyone seen this dance?"
by Winston, Alan P. via Callers
The Barraclough and Goldman experiences with the dance already have
belied my suspicion, but what I was thinking was that the extremely
common use of "circle left 3/4 and swing on the side" was going to
interfere with "Circle left all the way and swing on the side", and that
we might see a failure mode of going three places and swinging partner
Reality has already proven me wrong.
On 9/26/2016 5:38 PM, Yoyo Zhou wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Alan Winston via Callers
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> If you call it tonight, I suspect some dancers will have some
> trouble with the circle left all the way around the second and
> subsequent times through.
> But let us know how it goes!
> I think circle left all the way around (rather than 3/4) is not
> inherently difficult for contra dancers.
> Circle lefts that are hard:
> - Circle left 1/2. It's so easy to just keep circling.
> - Ending with gents ahead of ladies on the side. (e.g. N swing; *then*
> circle left 1)
> This is because almost all of our circles end with ladies ahead of
> gents on the side (to set up for a swing, or a pass thru/CA twirl
> progression), so we're very used to ending our circle lefts with
> ladies in 1st corner and gents in 2nd corner places.
> Yoyo Zhou