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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trousers View Post
    What?
    which bit was supposed to be funny then the first post or the last one?

    everything I write is funny. I can tell, because I'm laughing.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by timbp View Post
    everything I write is funny. I can tell, because I'm laughing.
    Are you sure you're laughing with yourself and not laughing at yourself?

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trousers View Post
    What?
    which bit was supposed to be funny then the first post or the last one?
    The word "throw" was deliberately chosen to attract attention. The footnote gave an explanation of exactly what the move involves, and the end of the footnote (after the --) was a joke (on 2 levels, but I think the 2nd level is only relevant to me).

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by timbp View Post
    everything I write is funny. I can tell, because I'm laughing.
    Timbp - thanks for your earlier suggestions - I do appreciate it.

    Speaking of laughter, your avatar did remind of this episode which was never shown:



    And this early appearance of a certain forumite......


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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    And this early appearance of a certain forumite......

    Did you hear the Cadbury factory in Tasmania is stopping its tours?
    (Not that it affects me: I've been to Tasmania twice, and the factory was closed both times, so what difference does it make if there are no tours?)

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Change hands on an in&out if really stuck. Or do an accordion-type move. Or a reversed first-move or sway as already suggested. If all else fails, do a push-spin and catch with the other hand

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven666 View Post
    Raise hand and assist spin the follower anti-clockwise to collect into a carosel (I can't spell) walkaround.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    Ask someone to show you a "flamenco walkaround"
    *Knows why I'm not a teacher*

    Names, schnames.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    Ask someone to show you a "flamenco walkaround"
    A 'cool' move. Either that or collect right to right as well and go into any of the moves from the crossed hands position.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    A 'cool' move.
    I always feel quite silly doing that move.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jhutch View Post
    I always feel quite silly doing that move.
    Put your hips into it. Though that may make it worse!

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jhutch View Post
    I always feel quite silly doing that move.
    I could feel silly doing any move.
    ...dance like no-ones watching...

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    Sometimes I end up in left hand to left hand situation (usually by accident - after some improvised/invented move) - and the woman looks at me like "ok - so how are you going to go from there - clever clogs".

    And, I usually just either do some half-hearted reverse lady spin ('Ceroc' spin) or a quick hand change - neither of which are smooth.

    I'm thinking it would be nice to have some smooth transition from this point. Any ideas?

    Thx.

    (Maybe there is already a thread on this - if so apologies....)
    I am not too sure about what moves, but I have had several occations to dance a whole dance with a follower who has a damaged right hand, wrist or arm/shoulder, so we simply danced using her left hand only.

    It is different, and can be a lot of fun, so a good one to practice.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by batnurse View Post
    Sorry DD, that was probably me I have an iffy left elbow as it was stood on by a horse many years ago I'm very wary of LH leads...
    Yeah - horses are such clumsy dancers, you'd think they all had four left feet.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    Sometimes I end up in left hand to left hand situation (usually by accident - after some improvised/invented move) - and the woman looks at me like "ok - so how are you going to go from there - clever clogs".
    Personally, I wouldn't bat an eyelid. I'd just follow whatever you threw at me.

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Leader View Post
    Yeah - horses are such clumsy dancers, you'd think they all had four left feet.
    I think it was the spiky flamenco heel that did the worst of the damage
    And it must cost a fortune to buy two pairs of everything...

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    Re: Left hand to left hand - then what?

    Lots of things work just fine from a left to left hand hold, you just need to try them. To gain thinking time you could lead a clockwise turn. Or opt out by offering right hand over left, then from right/right over left/left you are back into standard MJ repertoire like swizzles and accordions....

    If you learn West Coast Swing you will see how left to left can be applied easily to undererm turns, left side passes, whips and so on.

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