Hi All, Recently two situations started me thinking about formations. Firstly, three different times, in different places, with different people, the topic came up of why so many dance sessions consisted of a single formation: "Longways for as many as will", also known as "contra lines".
Secondly, there was a long discussion on one of the forums about how much space is needed for a dance. All the replies, without exception, assumed that it was the space required for longways sets! There was just one brief comment at the bottom of one post acknowledging that other formations might have different space requirements. So, I did some research and made a Web page: http://contrafusion.co.uk/Formations.html I list over EIGHTY different formations, with sample dances (including links to instructions or videos) for every formation. I hope you find it useful, and maybe you will try choreographing, calling or dancing a different formation. Please let me know of any additions, corrections, comments, etc. Thanks. Happy dancing, John John Sweeney, Dancer, England j...@modernjive.com <mailto:j...@modernjive.com> 01233 625 362 & 07802 940 574 http://contrafusion.co.uk/KentCeilidhs.html for Live Music Ceilidhs http://www.contrafusion.co.uk for Dancing in Kent http://www.modernjive.com for Modern Jive DVDs
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