Imperial School and Bad Branch Behaviour

Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov

Message 37971 · 11 Mar 2004 16:34:17 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Martin, or anyone else that knows -- what is the relationship of
the Imperial School of dance teachers to the RSCDS, as far as SCD goes?
Would the Imperial School have been teaching SCD if not for the
groundwork laid by the RSCDS? Was there a parallel tradition of SCD going
on in the Imperial School all along? I'm just curious about this.

And Martin, to answer your question below, YES. If I ever encountered
that situation, I would be writing to RSCDS in Edinburgh asking them if
they are comfortable allowing any SCD group with that kind of policy to
call themselves a branch of the RSCDS. I have no idea what, if anything,
they can do about it, but I'd contact them nevertheless.

/ Lara
RSCDS Twin Cities Branch
Minneapolis, Minnesota
USA

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On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, martin sheffield wrote:

> 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?

<SNIP>

> >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?
>
>
>
>

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