Objective tests to determine dancing ability

Martin.Sheffield

Message 18988 · 23 Oct 1999 13:14:47 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Reading your messages late at night after returning from my Friday
beginners' class ...

Last week, we guided a whole bunch of new people through "St Andrews Fair"
(perfect beginners' dance, imho, and I like Ron Gonella's recording of it).
This evening I walked one new person through, then asked who else would
like to walk as first couple (expecting we 'd have to walk at least 4
times, if not more), and no-one wanted to ! ! !
On your own heads be it, thought I, as I put on the music -- and both sets
were almost perfect.
I haven't recovered yet.
If they have confidence in themselves, they'll get it right, and,
apparently, seeing the figures walked through once was enough to give them
that confidence.
And on the strength of that succesful piece of dancing, we went on to have
a whole evening of reasonably well-done dances, so much so, that I had
difficulty persuading them to go home at the end of the prescribed two
hours ! "More," they said. "Let's do some more."
I'm not sure I'm going to survive this year.
Martin,
in Grenoble, France.
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(dancing, dances, cycling ...)

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