Objective tests to determine dancing ability

Priscilla M. Burrage

Message 19039 · 25 Oct 1999 21:47:53 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Marjorie McLaughlin wrote:

> > Stewart Cunningham <xxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxx.xx> writes:
> > >I don't think that the original request for an objective set of tests has ever been answered except for one delightful tongue-in-cheek reply.
> >
>
> An article in the September 1998 TACTalk written by Dave Wilson, and
> reprinted from the Portland Branch's Ghillie Gazette, offers half a
> dozen guidelines for assessing dancing skill. Some of them are
> subjective, self-assessing criteria, others are suggestions for tools to
> aid in learning that could be followed by a teacher or a dancer. At the
> end he provides a list of figures (developed by the Boston Branch) which
> distinguish beginner from intermediate/advanced figures. Hardly a
> fool-proof "set of objective tests", but at least a place to start.

It is a very thoughtful list written by an experienced dancer. But I use
it as my list of which figures to be sure that I've taught my students,
not as a test for excluding dancers.
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Priscilla Burrage Vermont US
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