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7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas (karma: 2)
By AussieFling
On Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:04 PM
Edited by AussieFling (144851) on 2006-02-05 12:09:42

Did you know:

Most Australian dancers (and Sailors put 7 creases down each leg to represent the 7 seas:

the Red Sea
the Mediterranean Sea
the Persian Gulf
the Black Sea
the Adriatic Sea
the Caspian Sea
the Indian Ocean (counted as a sea)

Also we have 3 creases vertically down the back of the collar to represent the 3 oceans.

the Arctic Ocean
the Atlantic Ocean
the Indian Ocean
the Pacific Ocean

Even though there are now 4 oceans, traditionally there were only 3 oceans.

After posting a pic of dancers in Hornpipe suits, there were a few replies as to why they had 7 creases down their pants, so I thought I would add this info to the Hornpipe section. Heres the thread:

dance.net . . .

5 Replies to 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas

re: 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas
By ghilliegirl1592member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Feb 05, 2006 03:58 PM
wow thats so neat, I knew that sailors did but I didnt know dancres did....
I like it, I wonder if it will ever catch on in the U.S.
hmm... maybe I could start it...

thanks for the info...
Shannon
re: 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas
By classycelt
On Tue Feb 07, 2006 06:28 PM
that is so neat ive never seen that in canada before!
re: 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas
By ceolasmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:01 PM
THAT is neat! I would totally do it except I'm afraid the judges/examiners would just think I didn't iron my outfit.. that and I'm not quite in Intermediate yet but that's beside the point :]
re: 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas
By xLaura_Janex
On Wed Feb 08, 2006 02:57 PM
thats so cool i've never heard of that before!
xcx
re: 7 creases down Hornpipe pants to represent the 7 seas
By AussieFling
On Wed Feb 08, 2006 07:47 PM
Well if you ever come and dance in Australia you can put the creases in, because everyone does it.

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