[SCA-Dance] On siding and arming

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Mon Sep 28 16:00:40 EDT 2009

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, Jeffrey Hoskinson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:33:30 -0400
> From: Jeffrey Hoskinson <jeffhos at eclecsia.org>
> To: "sca-dance at sca-dance.org" <sca-dance at sca-dance.org>
> Subject: [SCA-Dance] On siding and arming
> So this is something I've alway been curious about. Here in the
> Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, PA), we side & arm left first, then
> right. Just for clarification, that means we side to meet left
> shoulders first. At _every_ dance event I've been to outside of our
> local area, siding and arming have been done right first, then left.
> So I have two questions here:
> 1. Are we really the _only_ group in the Known World that sides & arms
> this way? Or have I just not run into any of the others?
> 2. I know Playford was pretty ambiguous on this (typically saying
> "Sides all. That again" and the like). Is there any reason that one us
> more likely than the other?
> Thanks to all who respond.
> -- Cai o'r Llyn
> Dancemaster, Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
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