Cambridge Reel

By Hugh Stewart

Improper Contra





Alton Gay complained that while Ted Sannella's Reading Reel was a great dance it had no swing. This is an attempt to fit a swing in (well, two swings actually).

Penn Fix would complain that this dance encourages sloppy dancing by forcing the allemande left on the end of the promenade to squeeze into the promenade's ration of music and maybe overflow into that of the allemande right, and then follow that up with a circle three-quarters into a swing which means the swing will almost certainly start ahead of the phrase of music.

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