Some very interesting tidbits here about the Dancing Cane. The routine itself should only be a minute or so in length, more is better. Then there is whether or not you want to do a dancing cane or more of an acrobatic cane. Before Peter Pitt had passed away we were discussing the cane after showing a young fellow some pointers on it during a WMS and surprisingly we agreed on everything we both talked about in it's handling.
1.) You must forget that the cane is connected to you at all. Forget about the thread.
2.) There is a particular way to handle the thread. that is that you keep the thread on the first joint (closest to your fingernail) of your middle finger. This can be tricky at first BUT it is a knack thing you will get after a little practice.
3.) If you want the cane to move when the thread is in this position, you simply pump it using the middle finger. In this way, you can put your free hand on top of the other hand, arms extended and simply by the one fingers movement - the cane moves with NO movement of your arms or hands which helps to dismiss the possibility of a thread connection.
4.) Listen to the music you are sing. Don't hear the music, listen to it AND conduct the music with your hands. Allow the cane to move to the music as you do. It WILL do amazing things for you at that point.
I hope these points are clear enough to follow and make enough sense to you all.
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