Talking and dancing
Posted by Linden on September 02, 1998 at 04:01:17:
In response to Ballrooms and Sets, written by Captain Everett on September 01, 1998 at 23:18:38
] If it helps any, most English Country Dances are done in what is called a "Longways Set." In these the dancers stand in two rows (men on one side) about four feet apart. There should also be about two feet between each the dancers on each side, supposedly just enough to get in between the men (or women) if the dance required you to pass through the line.
While we're on the subject, perhaps someone can solve a puzzle for me.
How do people talk to each other while doing a country dance?
Elizabeth Bennet makes a point of the fact that she and Mr Darcy look odd because they aren't talking to each other. (Actually in P&P 2 it looks even odder, as this is the only time that dancers are shown talking to each other).
But how is it done without talking loudly over the music and letting the neighbours in the dance hearing every word?
Maybe that was the appeal of the waltz.
- Talking and Counting Lisa in LA 18:03:20 9/02/98 (1)
- Talking and Dancing Captain Everett 22:56:56 9/02/98 (0)
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