In reaction to David Hills' message of 27 Oct (which I don't want to quote):
I'm sure we all want to *improve* the RSCDS - not destroy it, together with
those who are prepared to help run it. Personal attacks on individuals are
just not on - and more so when they give the impression that they would be
supported by a third party.
On 27 Oct 95, Jim Healy said:
> ... dancing is a group activity and my simple rules are > a) enjoy yourself: > b) do not stop anyone else enjoying themself. > > I really do feel we need to put a bit of the "abandon" back into SCD ...
Compare that with:
" The whole movement of the dance should seem to say, 'Isn't this fun!' and
when the dancers have this feeling they are, indeed, in the spirit of the
Some, I think, might be surprised to know that that was said by Miss
The difference is that the world has changed since the 1920's. Jim Healy is
someone who is willing and eager to accept those changes and to keep SCD
relevant in today's world - not by simply throwing out everything that's
traditional, but by considering what *needs* to be changed and then trying to
*do* something about it.
Let's try to keep our criticisms realistic and constructive, and not hurtful.
Irene van Maarseveen
Pretoria, South Africa
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