Beginners/Advancement/Explaining Music

Benjamin Stein

Message 13665 · 23 Oct 1998 17:01:54 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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My wife and I had a very similar experience to the Peets when attending a=

dance in Leith. Much as I enjoy a Ball with no briefing I am sure that
others do not have the memory for figures and dances that I have (I must
admit that my memory for names, though, is deplorable). We too had prepar=
ed
a cheet sheet in advance and studied the dances but found most of the
dancers with their noses buried in the cheet sheets and/or Pillings betwe=
en
dances. A short briefing before the dances would have done much to improv=
e
the sociability aspect of the evening. There are thousands of dances out
there and no way that any dancer, no matter how proficient or assiduous,
can know them all. When the programmeis largely made up of unfamiliar
dances, as was the one in Leith, I think that briefings are preferable to=

either unprepared dancers or between dance study sessions! At Leith there=

were four dances on the programme that no one had done before and they di=
d
do one walk through for each of those dances, but no talk throughs for an=
y
of the rest. =

Ben Stein
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