Briefings at formal balls?

Miriam L. Mueller

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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" <xxx@xxxx.xxx> 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" <xxx@xxxx.xxx>
>
>

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