In your hands 4, the other opposite role person is still your neighbor.
The person across from you is generally that person -- your neighbor. In
the long lines, the people who are in the same position in their hands 4 as
your partner are shadows -- generally you have 2 that you interact with,
but sometimes more. Some people just use the term opposite interchangeably
with neighbor. In squares, things are more definite. The person across
from you is your opposite, the person next to you not your partner is your
corner, the person on the other diagonal is your RH lady / LH gent, and as
Larry Edilman reminded us at Pinewoods this year, there isn't any *$%
neighbor in square dancing. :-)
On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 4:41 PM Jeremy Child via Callers <
In a normal (1s improper) contra, you start with your partner across from
you and your neighbour next to you. Anyone outside the minor set is a new
neighbour / shadow / something else.
In a Becket formation, you start with your partner next to you. Who's
opposite you - your neighbour or your opposite? If it's your opposite,
who's your neighbour? Is it the person next to you who isn't your partner?
(I have seen it used this way.)
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