"Not Recommended for Beginners"

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Message 12579 · 11 Jul 1998 22:54:03 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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> So just what is a "suitably helpful" dancer ?
> Why are some dancers so much easier to dance with, or to pick up
> corrections or hints from than other (equally experienced and good)
> dancers ?
>
> What should teachers do to help here ? Any favourite tips or exercises
> to teach dancers to be more helpful ?

By, this thread seems to be hitting my hot buttons ...

My pet peeve on this subject: not all of like to be "helped" by being
man-handled. A gentle nudge, point, or word can be great, but when
someone suddenly _grabs_ me on the dance floor to try to steer me in
the right direction, I feel like I'm being assaulted. If someone's OK
with being grabbed, fine, but not all of us are.

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