Mudcat Café message #21152 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3622   Message #21152
Posted By: Bill D
10-Feb-98 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music
Subject: RE: Celtic Music
I thought the 'arms down' thing was the result of the one Ecumenical conference between the Catholics and the Calvinists, where the only thing they could agree on was that dancers should avoid any appearance of actually touching one another! Some of those 'kick' steps were intended as metaphorical moral reminders to dancers of the opposite sex not to get too close.