My questions are regarding White Rose of Scotland
1.) during the last 8 bars - do they (2nd and 3rd couple) release hands?
2.) And the instruction for the dancing couple is: "through the 2nd place" - where are they at the end of bar 4 (to start the other circle) - again B-2-B in the center already or in the side-line?
My vote would be for 1) keep hands and 2) already in the centre. But if the instructions don't specify, do whatever seems sensible to you.
It seems reasonable that each of the last four-bar phrases starts with 1s in the middle ready for the circle and ends with them in position for whatever comes next (the other other circle; setting in progressed place).
answered 15 Oct '12, 17:02
I haven't seen the original instructions but if they do specify »through 2nd place« that would suggest to me that if 1st couple is supposed to go to the sidelines to second place, then 2nd and 3rd couples should also return to the sidelines and start the second circle from an »open« position. It would be strange for 1st couple to have to go to the sidelines and 2nd and 3rd couples to remain in the centre.
Besides, it doesn't make a lot of sense for 1st couple to dance from the middle of the dance all the way out to second place and then back in to join the second circle from the middle – there isn't enough time to do that in 1 bar of strathspey travelling!
answered 15 Oct '12, 18:01