The best teachers I've had use both "standard" terminology and as many
variant descriptions as they can muster. I've noticed that sometimes one
description will "click" for me, but I'll see a different terminology
register with other dancers. Think how dull the dancing would be if
people DIDN'T see things so variously!
Also, it's been implicit in the discussion so far that briefings need to
be adjusted to the audience and the situation. Obviously, you use
detailed terminology and briefing when teaching, minimal briefing as the
reminder at a ball.
As to local terminology, I appreciate the teacher who also includes the
"official" terms as well, so if I travel I can understand what to do
elsewhere. Also helps visitors to the local group.
On Fri, 5 Mar 1999 10:44:25 -0500 Marilynn Knight <XxxxxxxxX@xxxx.xxx>
writes: >The way different minds grasp dances fascinates me, both as an >observer >& as a teacher(and probably as a free-spirited creative mind). I >think >it is really an essential subject, also, if SCD is truly to be >inviting >to more people, and more friendly. To be an advocate for the small >percentage who are like me, I find I can be readily distracted if >there >is any tension present among the people in my set. No, I am not an >engineer..... > >-- >Marilynn Knight <XxxxxxxxX@xxxx.xxx> > >