Briefings at formal balls?

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Message 13965 · 30 Oct 1998 07:02:24 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Otto Oberdan:
>In support of no briefings at formal balls, Don MacQueen asks
(rhetorically):
>>Why shouldn't we aspire to the highest possible level?
>
>How could anyone find fault with such aspiration?

Often enough though, the end result at our (SF branch) formal balls are a
certain percentage of sets that scramble through the dance. I know because
I'm often in the balcony (sitting out a dance I'm unsure about) seeing it
happen.

This not what I could describe as the "highest possible level" of SCD. I
think a ballroom where all (or most) sets are dancing well is a higher level
of attainment than one where X% of the attendees are able to do 15+ dances
without briefings.

There are many in the San Francisco branch who would much prefer to have
briefings at formal balls. It would be interesting sometime to tally the
members and really see how many favor briefings at formal events and how
many oppose the practice. I suspect it is an influential minority that are
anti-briefings.

~~~Terry Barron
San Jose, CA

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