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Championship Steps 2018 / Tempos
« Last post by toeandheelcom on April 16, 2018, 02:36:10 pm »
Thought I would post this as I have heard a lot of moans about the tempos at the Championships this year (and we are only in April!).

- complaints that one piper is playing too fast, another is too slow at every turn. . .

Whenever I think that the tempo might be a bit off I time the music and have to report that so far this year the tempo of EVERY dance that I have timed has been within the permitted range, as specified in the SOBHD text book.

Dancers, teacher, judges and parents will all have different opinions on the most suitable tempo (personally I like the music to be fairly fast) BUT as long as conditions are suitable and the tempo falls within the permitted limit then PLEASE do not moan at the pipers.

Playing for Highland Dancing at competitions, and especially championships, is physically and mentally demanding on the piper and hard on the pipes. We have only a few top quality pipers playing for our dancers and I personally do not want to see us losing any more.

Before criticising our pipers for being too fast or too slow - PLEASE check the tempo and only if this is outwith the permitted range then it should be brought to the attention of the organiser.

PS: might be worth sometimes just taking a small step back and enjoying some of the truly wonderful piping that we are privileged to hear
Championship Steps 2018 / Seann Triubhas Endings
« Last post by toeandheelcom on February 02, 2018, 11:00:38 am »
As we are all preparing for the early Championships the dancers will be working on the Seann Triubhas endings, amongst other things.

The 15 & under, in our opinion, have the most difficult of the endings this year - being required to insert a 2 count leap in with the mix of assembles and entrechats.

How are you all getting on with this?

What are your thoughts?
Championship Steps 2018 / Re: low-cutting crossover step
« Last post by Gareth Mitchelson on January 26, 2018, 01:21:52 pm »
The low-cutting movement should be started from 2nd position (ground) and not an aerial position.
Championship Steps 2018 / low-cutting crossover step
« Last post by Gareth Mitchelson on January 26, 2018, 01:20:22 pm »
Where is the foot extended to being the low-cutting movement in the low-cutting crossover step?

2nd aerial pos low or normal?
General Discussion / Highland Fling
« Last post by toeandheelcom on January 26, 2018, 12:22:19 pm »
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