Pia Walker wrote: > > Would I want to upset you Alan :>) And sorry If I have, I wasn't making a > personal attack - and the other difference between ceilidh and SCD is that > if you don't want to dance you don't have to - there will be a bar somewhere > you can prop up :>) :>) :>).
Indeed. A "regular" SCD event is much the poorer if it doesn't have such a
> > I was talking generally - There is a certain notion going around - less > strong these days but still there, that the RSCDS way of doing things is so > much better than anything else, and therefore other things shouldn't exist - > that they are in some way inferior - (I know it happens in other dance forms > as well - even other scottish dance forms). It is this kind of attitude > which weakens an individual danceform, and a lot of people in the RSCDS have > been trying to change it. > > And the reasons you are giving have nothing to do with the dancestyle, but > the execution of the dancestyle, and as I was trying to point out - you get > this in RSCDS as well, although we are taught a more structured way of > dancing which appeal to us, but not to all.
My point completely. More or less.
One other difference is the idea of attending classes and thus having a
concept of "dancing better" which one can aspire to (or not as one wishes).
> > With regard to the 'real' people - you, Linda and Jim, have been taught the > RSCDS way, which an awful lot of people haven't. And you can birl :>).