Ironically, in our area, the Scottish Country Dance groups are more open
socially and more social on the floor - we're always glad to welcome a
prospective new partner, and dances always begin and end with bows and
courtseys (sp?). At the last contra dances I attended, eye contact was
often at a minimum, and the moment the dance ended my partner was gone to
look for someone for the next dance. It may have to do with my grey hair,
but at least at Scottish there's the illusion, in that final salute, that
they wanted to dance with me.
Miriam Mueller, San Francisco
On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:41:50 -0400 Marilynn Knight
<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > It hit me in the wee hours of this morning. What is the principle > difference between Contra Dance Groups and Scottish Country Dance > Groups, > both ostensibly social: one puts people ahead of perfection, the > other puts > perfection ahead of people......??? > > Marilynn Latta Knight > Now, why don't I just keep quiet!!!!