No. of dances per hour

ron.mackey

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I find that the tempo of eight dances, with a short 'loosener', in two
hours is comfortable. Most of the classes have been dancing yonks and so
are over 21(!) but there are a few beginners. We have a 15 min break but
the class is very social so I don't mind them chatting. I ALWAYS play
about 32 bars of music and they have learned not to ask whether it is a R, J
or S because I don't relpy - they should have listened (!) and after that I
do start whether they are talking or not.! If we do something more complex
or someone has difficulty with a dance then 7 is the magic number per
evening.
I do dislike classes run like a military Boot Camp. I dance (& teach)
for relaxation and fun and because it is a social activity. I have found
that unless one is very careful BC classes tend to become too serious and
po-faced.
Happy Dancing :)

Ron

Ron Mackey
RSCDS London, Croydon & International Branches

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