> Chris wrote: > > What about those of us who just let the music tell us what to do (and when)? > Ron wrote: > >I am doubtful that anyone can reach that state without instruction? :) > Someone (sorry, lost your name) answered: > >I guess I have to disagree. I distinctly remember being able to hear the "musical sentences", or phrases in the music in my first SCD lesson. > I say: > I too could hear "musical sentences" at once, and without any musical training. What I could not do is say how I knew it was the end of a phrase, even when a phrase was not 8 measures. And I del> We all have different brains and different talents.
What I will likely never be "advanced" enough to do is hear a verbal description of a dance and then dance it, without a piecemeal walkthrough b> And then there is memory (or not, as may be). I "know" a lot dances that I could not go do without a brief.
I really admire teachers who can teach the great variety of learners that we are. > > Cheers, Carol
I'm with Carol. AND that's why I find socials/balls without briefs
so frustrating. I can do just about any dance, except some level 4s,
that I've seen before, as long as its briefed; but without a briefing
I can mess up even a level 1 dance. It's very frustrating visiting
those groups who assume that everyone has the same instant recall of
a specific dance as the people in the classes they're teaching
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