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This effect was the original method from my lecture. Dances with ropes came about because some people wanted
to do the effect in the middle of a show rather than as an opener. I include this as a guideline. It is a method to do "half"
of professors nightmare. You actually wind up with three actual long ropes. AND this is ungimmicked.
Original Professor Ian's Nightmare
This is the basic routine for linking ropes.
Learn the Linking ropes first
When you back out of the routine, this is the method for changing two rope into three.
two rope change to three
Without using the sleeve method, here is a way to go from professors nightmare to linking ropes.
Transition from nightmare to linking
The next two links are the main instruction for this effect. The second link has a narration of why these
moves work and the impact the audience sees.
the working of the effect
The Original dance method was a challenge by members of the magic cafe. I had shown the lecture material
called Professor Ian's nightmare where you hand out the ropes once they are long. The request was for a mthod to do that similar
effect anytime during the act rather than just be an opener.
Original Dance method
Creating dances was an evolutionary process. The prelude to the linking ropes has 3 professors nightmares
methods that could lead into it. In actuality you could do all three.
additional PN moves to start dances