Have a look at http://contrafusion.co.uk/Contra.html#swinging
Hopefully that will be helpful.
The key to flourishes at the end of swings: Men need to stop
early, facing the right way, so that there is time to do the flourish and
for the lady to finish, facing the right way, on time. (That assumes the
lady is performing the flourish - which is the common way in basic
flourishes - men can, of course, perform flourishes as well!)
John Sweeney, Dancer, England john(a)modernjive.com
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Behalf Of Karlsruhe Contra Dance via Organizers
Sent: 18 June 2019 21:02
Subject: [Organizers] Tips for a swing workshop
I know, we learn to swing by swinging with other experienced dancers. But my
problem is a lack of experienced dancers.
I would love to help my dancers get a bit more out of their swings the next
time I have the chance to offer a proper workshop (other than "the basics")
There is potential there.
I was thinking of possibly selling it as "swings and swing flourishes" - but
based on the level, the flourishes won't have to be terribly creative.
I have never participated in a workshop of this type. Can any of you point
me to some resources or tell me about experiences that you have had? Or
Rebecca in Karlsruhe, D.