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Re: gay gordon??

Poster: Beth Morris <bmorris@access.digex.net>

Sallie Montuori wrote:
> Poster: Sallie Montuori <foxdale@wolfstar.com>
> > Poster: PDRUSS@aol.com
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I haven't been active the the SCA for a few years and am just getting back
> > into it. I came across some photos from a few years ago. One is of me and a
> > friend doing a dance I remember as the "Gay Gordon" but I'm not sure if my
> > memory is that good. Is there a dance called the "Gay Gordon", I seem to
> > remember you swept across the floor from one end of the room to the other and
> > on the trip back the lady revolved under the man's up held arm. Does this
> > sound familiar to anyone? We were at an Oldenfeld event in Trimaris at the
> > time.
> >
> > Tamara
> The tune is Gay Gordons, better known as Scotland the Brave (or
> Scotland's Depraved ;) and the dance is commonly referred to as Dance
> of the Isles.  There are still folk out there agile enough to attempt
> this dance, although I'm not one of them!

Actually, not to be too picky, but my recollection (from years ago) is
that there is a dance called Gay Gordon but my recollection of the one
done regularly in the SCA is that it is Road to the Isles.  And not that
it matters much, but my recollection is that they're all way OOP....

sometime dance geek (but not recently)
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