Pillings vs descriptions unbriefed

Ron Mackey

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> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 09:47:01 +0000
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx
> From: Graham Mackenzie <xxx@xx-xxx.xx.xx>
> Subject: Re: Pillings vs descriptions unbriefed

Hi, Graham wrote,

> Where have I been all my life? In this area not only the formal Balls
> (RSCDS or other), but even the small Friday/Saturday night dances, are
> normally done without recaps/briefings - unless an organizer puts a new
> dance on the program and thinks most people won't know it. Hence Pilling
> (or equivalent personal collections of dances) are not only desirable but
> essential. I should occasionally love the luxury of not having to spend an
> hour beforehand boning up on the moves, and in the end getting confused on
> the floor!
>
> (Graham Mackenzie
>

It must depend a lot on whether the dance programme is made up of
well known dances. In my area there are two particular clubs who
work in different ways.
No 1. Has a very small 'vocabulary' of dances and repeats them often.
Before a dance each item on the programme will be danced two or three
times on club nights and any favourite will be on 2/3 dance progs. a
year. They do not re-cap. (It can be boring)
No 2. Works basically from RSCDS dances but with a strong leavening
from other sources i.e. a very large 'vocabulary'. A dance from
any source is unlikely to be on a dance prog. more than once a year.
Their dancers come from many classes and may or may not have the
prog. dances done at their classes. They re-cap most dances.
So - if you like to browse far and wide for your sources it will be
good policy to re-cap. If you have a restricted vocab. you
shouldn't need to.
Cheers Ron :)

Ron Mackey London UK
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