In response to Terry Barron's guess that a majority of dancers might well
favor talk-throughs at formal balls, I will simply note that in the San
Francisco branch, the decision is made by the teachers.
mimi mueller - SF
On Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:01:22 -0800 "tlb" <email@example.com> writes: >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 > > > > > >-- >"tlb" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >