Balancing F/B would be my approach in that scenario. Also a good opportunity to reinforce
giving weight, since that particular movement done repetitively could irritate the
shoulder joints if dancers are not keeping some tension in the arms.
From: Callers <callers-bounces(a)lists.sharedweight.net> on behalf of Mac Mckeever via
Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:16 PM
To: callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net; Maia McCormick
Subject: Re: [Callers] Balancing LEFT in a wave?
sorry - I missed that you said the alle L followed the balance - in that case - I think
the first bal should be left. To bal R & then L and then turn by the left just sounds
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 2:09:46 PM CST, Mac Mckeever <macmck(a)ymail.com>
It depends on what will happen after the balance
Can we see the rest of the dance?
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:07:46 PM CST, Maia McCormick via Callers
Recently called a dance with an allemande R into long waves, balance wave, allemande L.
Because of personal preference, I taught the balance as "balance left, then
right", but cuz I didn't teach it all that clearly, the dancers defaulted back
into balancing right first, and enough tricky stuff was happening in the dance that I
didn't wanna correct them in flight.
I'm just wondering: do others agree that a balance left makes more sense / flows
better in this context, or is this a weird personal preference? In your opinion, does the
flow of the balance left outweigh its potential unidiomaticness?
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