Young people and attittudes

Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov

Message 21631 · 23 Jun 2000 19:21:40 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Fri, 23 Jun 2000 Xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:

> I meant especially that Highland dancers turn up their noses at country
> dancing (I don't personally know any "ceilidh dancers" or "Reelers").
> Competition Highland being more like a sport now than a dance form, they
> don't, as far as I can tell, understand the enjoyment that we can get from
> doing something even as limitedly regimented as SCD
<SNIP>

Actually, in my highland dance class, the teacher used to bring in someone
to lead some country dancing once every couple of months as a treat. The
highland dancers all seemed to have a great time, though none have become
regular SCDers that I am aware of. At least they didn't sneer. I should
perhaps add that the person brought in to lead the country dancing spent
no time at all on technique but focused on getting people up & doing
fairly complex dances (Polharrow Burn and The Golden Pheasant). Perhaps
this made it seem less "regimented."

--Lara Friedman-Shedlov
SCD, step, and highland dancer
Minneapolis, MN

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