Wow! Iain, did you hit the nail on the head with that statement.
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From: "Iain Boyd" <email@example.com>
To: "SCD news and discussion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 > > > > > > Postal Address - > > P O Box 11-404 > Wellington > New Zealand > Send instant messages to your online friends http://au.messenger.yahoo.com > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG. > Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.22.13/1378 - Release Date: > 4/15/2008 9:12 AM > >