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Dianna Shipman

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Recently the dances Wood Duck and Delvine Side (no hands but lots of eye
contact) have helped people with this problem (lack of eye contact) - if I
tell them to think of it as turning their partners with eyes instead of
hands.
Dianna
Dianna L. Shipman
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----- Original Message -----
From: Oberdan Otto <xxxxx@xxx.xxx>
To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: cues...

> Hi Ben,
>
> >> [Terry:] I think that minimal cues are important for reasons other than
> >> embarrassment. I think that waving arms and loud cues destroy the
> >> beauty of the dance as much as a lost dancer, perhaps more.
> >
> >[Ben:] Ah yest BUT, what do you do with a partner who won't look at you
> >(or anyone else for that matter)? I know of at least two people, who I
suspect
> >sufferrred some abuse in earlier life, who just look at the floor all the
> >time. After several years of saying " hey, smile, look at me, etc." I
have
> >just about given up in trying to cue one of them, other than verbally.
Any
> >suggestions?
>
> We can all probably think of 1 or 2 people who don't behave/respond like
> most other dancers we know and who require "special handling". If these
are
> behaviors you have not been able to change in years of interaction, then
it
> is unlikely that anybody has a magic cure for you. Whatever you have
> already been doing that works is probably the right answer. While it may
> seem odd or non-SCD-ish for dancers with years of experience to
continually
> look at the floor, those people do keep coming to dance and the dance
> probably satisfies an important need in their lives. Still, I would not
> give up on the "hey, smile, look at me, etc.". Someday you may break
> through. Or maybe they believe they ARE doing what you suggest, but are
> smiling inside and seeing you through the corners of their eyes.
>
> Cheers, Oberdan.
>
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>
>
>

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