The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142567   Message #3289536
Posted By: GUEST
12-Jan-12 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: core dances
Subject: RE: core dances
Thanks for the You Tube clip. I looked at some of the others and what is displayed here is quite different to what we did. In several of the clips, before they even start to rotate, the men are lifting up the lasses and the hold is far closer. We did it as we were shown by Kathy Mitchell in the 60s. One man grips the other's wrists, ladies' hands on nearest shoulders (as Mo rightly says) and then give weight, i.e. lean outwards. Any lift should come from the natural momentum of the swing. Personally I think this is much more exciting/exhilerating than the tight bunching shown on the videos but I can see advantages in this.