The reactions to this have tended to be couched in generalisations which
are, as we all know, false.
Some Brits find Benny Hill funny. So do some non-Brits.
Terry Harvey's point is a good one and far too seldom acknowledged in the
UK. There are groups (not many) who attract and retain young dancers and
there needs to be a wider understanding of what can be learned from the
way that they operate. I am perhaps fortunate to have spent most
of my dancing life in such groups. If that understanding is not developed
and acted on, Malcolm Brown's vigorous and athletic form of SCD (as per
the RSCDS) will surely die out. Since many of us are (excessively ?) fond
of this type of dancing that would be a pity. The Youth Committee of the
Society is currently canvassing young members of the RSCDS about their
views on dancing. Young dancers who dance the RSCDS form of SCD but are
not members of the Society probably need to be consulted also.
SCD (per the RSCDS) - whenever I can
ceilidh - seldom
reeling - not had the opportunity