[SCA-Dance] Sca-dance Digest, Vol 113, Issue 1 - Down-up-l; at double?
judithsca at aol.com
Fri May 1 20:24:51 EDT 2015
Justin du Ceour wrote:
I find that teaching the steps
as written tends to constrain step size
somewhat. We take piva to be exactly a
quick double step (which the
sources suggest), and we teach the down-flat-up
rising double step quite
early on. That tends to become down-up-up at piva
tempo, so you're doing
most of the step on the balls of your feet, which in my
to make my steps a bit smaller. Not Caroso-level tiny, but
When you say down, do you mean bending your knees so that you actually dip down on the first step of the double? If so, I have seen this before and wonder whence this interpretation oriented. There is talk in the sources about rising through the double, comparisons to gentle waves, etc., but I cannot recall anything about stepping *down*. Do you have something specific for this?
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