>>Marjorie McLaughlin writes: > > Does it mean paying more (horrors) for an evening of music > and dance? >>Jim Healy responds: >>I regret to say that I find Marjorie's use of brackets depressing >>rather than amusing <nothing personal, Marjorie, I understand what >>you mean>. Others in this thread have already suggested that if we >>want to encourage musicians we need to be prepared to pay more. >>(snip) > >Scottish Country Dancing has been too cheap for too long <
I, myself, would be very willing to pay considerably more for the great
pleasure of Scottish country dance and music!
But, we want our hobby to be accessible to the largest pool of people - and
not have people barred from participating because of financial constraints.
The cost of living here (San Francisco Bay Area) is very high and the cost of
babysitters is quite amazing. I think we try to hold the line on expenses,
not because we are "thrifty Scots" - but because we want to be affordable to
the greatest number of potential dancers.