Talking and Dancing
Posted by Captain Everett on September 02, 1998 at 22:56:56:
In response to Talking and Counting, written by Lisa in LA on September 02, 1998 at 18:03:20
] It's not difficult to talk during a country dance, provided that you know what you're doing.[snip] Lisa
There is also plenty of opportunity to talk if you are an "inactive" couple. That is, you are at the bottom of the set and are waiting for the "active" couple to reach your position and begin the pattern with you. However, you do need to pay attention when they get near you so you don't miss your cue. Once the dance begins to wind down, and all the dancing is below you in the set, you could be free to speak.
But, others would be able to listen in to the conversation. And, more importantly, it would be considered rude to do anything that might disrupt the dance, or distract the other partners. I suspect the talking while dancing is cinamatographic license to move the story along than historical accuracy.
I remain, etc.
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