Why the RSCDS?

Martin

Message 37960 · 11 Mar 2004 07:54:18 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Hello, Lara,
you wrote:
>Do you honestly think that Scottish country dancing clubs would
>exist in France today if not for the work done by the RSCDS

as it happens: yes.
Even if, today, many French dancers have indeed joined the Society.

> Where did the people who started your club learn SCD?

I learned as a student, quite outside any RSCDS framework, and I'm sure
that this is the case of many dancers in Scotland.

>Who taught them and where did they learn it from?

Have you heard of the Imperial School of dance teachers?

>The attitudes your dancers encountered are strange and shocking to me. I
>can't imagine an RSCDS branch sending away dancers to learn somewhere else
>before joining the branch. If it were up to me, I'd revoke their
>branch status.

Good idea; shall I pass your suggestion on?

If I sounded generally negative, it is this kind of thing that explains my
feelings.

Martin, member of the Society for at least 20 years.

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