Ceilidh in Scotland???

James Mungall

Message 51921 · 11 Apr 2008 01:46:33 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Martin,

I think the teaching style is probably very effective--especially for those who learn visually or who need that "hands on" approach. I guess I've gotten to be (unfortunately and in some cases fortunately) a "style snob" because of a certain American "Period" dance group I dance with where they rarely pay attention to any kind of consistent form. I don't dislike dancing with people of different traditions, sometimes I pick up something I like more than what is "RSCDS acceptable." It's just sometimes hard to dance with others from a different tradition.

-James Mungall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Martin Sheffield <xx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xx> wrote:

Whatever you may think of the style, notice at least the clear
uncluttered manner of teaching the dance; no wasted words, no time
spent on the kind of details beginners have no time for, ther man was
just getting on with the job -- actively demonstrating within the
set, not just words, words, words.
Business-like, efficient, with the aim of getting the dancers moving
in a dance as soon as possible.

I am sure the people watching a dance taught in this way will
remember what they saw and be able to do something very similar as
soon as their turn comes.

Martin,
in Grenoble, France.

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