I agree with this, I have kept dancing all these decades because of the
social aspect and no competition or grading. I don't think a teacher
needs to be a great/good dancer. It always used to be taught that if
you can't demo the step properly, get someone from the class that can,
and this works very well. If a teacher gets past being able to do the
steps are they supposed to give up teaching????
On 11 May 2001, at 22:15, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> One Problem - if you have been to Summer School or been involved with > RSCDS Examiners/Main Instructors, and yes, some have been very good > friends, they all have ideas about what makes a "good dancer". > > Is it ability, knowledge of esoteric dances - look at Madge Wildfire > for the prelim - joy of dance and !!!!!! technique. > > How many people can remember, or knew Bill Ireland? Excellent dancer, > superb teacher and could control all us in a 64-some!! - but I KNOW > his views were not the same as the rest of RSCDS at the time. I would > rather have his approbation than any certificate anybody could > produce. > > At the end of the day if you enjoy your dancing, and you > help/please/enjoy dancing with other people THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS. > > Jonathan J. Wilson > > p.s. I wish Anselm would allow us to use HTML!, trying to emphasise > something is a lot easier! > > Xxxxxx@XxxxxXxx.xxxxx.xx.xx >
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