It may be worth adding to Simon's posting that a couple of enterprising
teachers in Vancouver have approached the elementary schools and offered
to teach SCD as a module in the dance component of the PE program. I
believe that three or four classes of this kind are going on now.
This may be an option worth pursuing if your area has such a component.
Children's classes in this area are also offered through the Community
In the palmy days of the 60s, Vancouver had an annual competitive
children's festival, originally organized by Mary Brandon. A newer
tradition, in its second year, is an annual Children's Night as one of
our weekly summer evenings in Stanley Park. (This year it will be held
on July 26.) Families are invited to picnic together, and children's
games precede the dancing.
Since the children are as young as six, the presence of Santa Claus at
our December Children's Ball and the Easter Bunny at the Spring
Children's Workshop dance certainly helps the attendance. Many adult
dancers enjoy these events too. They are described by our Branch chair as