[SCA-Dance] Sca-dance Digest, Vol 113, Issue 1 - Down-up-l; at double?

Rachel/Judith 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
experience *tends*
to make my steps a bit smaller.  Not Caroso-level tiny, but
not great


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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