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    Raoul-Auger Feuillet (Author)

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Excerpt: ...would otherwise have held. Your Hands being thus prepar'd, you will turn three quarters round in the same manner as you did half round. The same Rules may be made use of in turning to the left, only you must observe, that instead of placing your left Hand, you must place the right to that part of the Book the farthest from you: and it may serve for a general Rule, that in turning to the Right, you first remove your left Hand: and in turning to the Left, you remove your Right. Rules to be observ'd in Dancing by written Characters. You must first find out the beginning of the Tract, by which means you will know towards what part of the Dancing-Room the Body is to be plac'd, before the Dance begins, as has been shewn before, in speaking of the Posture, and Presence of the Body. Then observe whether there be any Position, as you will find in the following Examples, and there you are to place your self. Then see what Step is nearest to the said Position, and you will find it to be that which is mark'd Number 1. Which having perform'd, observe which is nearest to that, and you will find it is that mark'd Number 2. After this, you must move to Number 3, then to Number 4, c. and so continue moving, observing exactly to perform that Step which is nearest to the place where you are, and to follow always the same Rule as well in moving forwards, backwards, and sideways, as in moving round. Examples. To move round. To move forwards. To move sideways. To move backwards How to know what Steps and half Positions are with the right Foot, and what with the left. The Tract or Line, on which Dances are describ'd, whether forward or backward, must be consider'd in respect to its right side mark'd R, and the left side mark'd L, as may be seen by the following Example. The Steps and half Positions, which are on the right side, are made with the right Foot: and those which are on the left side, with the left Foot, as the following Movements will demonstrate, where I...
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  • PDF | 20 pages
  • Raoul-Auger Feuillet (Author)
  • RareBooksClub.com (10 Aug. 2012)
  • English
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