This week’s flourish
is a pretty simple one, and one of the first ones that I learned when I was learning to lead. It’s a minor flourish to finish off a swing where the follow gets twirled out and as long as you start it about two beats out you will be on time for the next move.
The trick here is to have the lead pull away from the follow and let the follow twirl out, rather than shoving the follow into the final twirl (I like to think of it as pulling the string on a toy top, if that image helps anyone, although most of my follows aren’t going quite as fast).
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Also, earlier this week an “Ask Amy” advice column reader
made my day (scroll down to the last letter -- always fun to see contra dance mentioned favorably in more mainstream media...).
Coming up next week, I catch up with Harrisburg, PA-based caller Dave Colestock -- stay tuned!
Carry on Dancing,