academie: Palming (was Pavanna la Cornetta)

Edvard Gayer scavard at
Wed Nov 21 12:16:10 PST 2001

To make certain we're on the same page, and that we're not using the same 
name for two different things....  The hand-holding we did for the "Palming" 
bit was "M&W holding hands, elbows bent, forearm vertical, hand at 
shoulder/neck level."

Out of curiosity, if this is not "palming", what is this called, and what 
*is* palming?

Lord Edvard Gayer, Secretary
L'Academie Atlantienne de la Danse

----Original Message Follows----
From: Judithsca at
To: <academie at>
Subject: RE: academie: Palming (was Pavanna la Cornetta)
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 20:39:53 EST

Scriptsit Catherine
I'd call it turning your partner, albeit "intensely" (i.e. keeping as close
together as possible), and turning around a central pivot into your 
place certainly happens in period! (Gelosia, Bizzaria d'Amore, Black Alman,

That is definitely period, no question.  Taking hands and circling.  If 
"palming" was just code language for grasping hands and circling, then I 
have no problem with that.  If so, then I would change the choreographic 
description, to prevent confusion, and say "take right hands and circle PL" 
or whatever.

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