(Fwd) Re: (Fwd) (Fwd) RE: Beginners/Advancement/Explaining Mus

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>> I also like the exercise where one side of the set gets the
>>instructions for the dance and have to communicate with their
>>partners without words. No options there!

>Now there's an excellent idea I had not heard of before. Anyone
>else tried this?
>Alastair Murdoch

Alan Twhigg did something similar in class this week.

He called all of the first ladies over and told them the figure for the
first eight bars of the dance. Then he called all of the second ladies over
and told them the figure for the second 8 bars. First men got the
instructions for the next eight bars, and second men got the instructions
for the last eight bars.

So, each person in the set knew just one figure of the dance. It was an
interesting exercise in both giving cues and picking up cues from other
dancers.

~~~ Terry Barron,
San Jose

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