popular dances

Marie Disiewicz

Message 52024 · 16 Apr 2008 02:05:50 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Wow! Iain, did you hit the nail on the head with that statement.
Cheers
Marie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain Boyd" <xxxx_xxxx_xxx@xxxxx.xx.xx>
To: "SCD news and discussion" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: popular dances

> >> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 5:40 AM, Campbell Tyler wrote:
>>> My popular dances survey to date
>>> shows that 80% of the top 20 dances were published by RSCDS.
>
> I am not surprised!
>
> As Martin stated, the RSCDS books are the most readily available.
>
> However, I would suggest that if one was to analyse the programmes from
> 'Branches' and non-RSCDS groups, one would find that the non-RSCDS groups
> would have a greater number of non-RSCDS dances.
>
> Most RSCDS 'Branches' will feel obliged to include a greater proportion
> of RSCDS dances while many non-RSCDS groups will be obliged to include
> RSCDS dances if they are to encourage dancers to attend their events.
>
> It would be nice to see more non-RSCDS dances on programmes. However,
> when that does happen locally there is a lower attendance or complaints
> about too many unknown dances.
>
> Also, as the average age increases there is a greater resistance to the
> inclusion of lesser well known dances on 'social' programmes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Iain Boyd
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