Cultivating musicians (encores)

Peggy Hamilton

Message 5275 · 22 Oct 1996 12:39:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Donald wrote:
> While I might agree with this in theory, in practice, I for one enjoy
> dances that have a lot of encores. Also, since I tend to enjoy
> strathspeys more than fast-time dances, I'd like to see more strathspeys
> encoured. I know, I have a very uphill battle, here, but I can dream,
> can't I . . . ?

I have to agree (except maybe with the strathspey part). I also like
a dance with a lot of encores, and I have far more often been
irriatated with an MC who refused to do an encore most people clearly
wanted, than thought "Oh, no not again," when one was announced.
It may be because I've only been dancing about 6 years, but I've never
seen a dance program cut short because we ran over due to encores,
though I've been involved with planning a couple of balls that had
pretty firm deadlines. How often does it actually happen (as opposed
to just being threatened, which has happened at almost every ball I've
been to)?

I also have to agree with Joe Shelby's post. I often find the encore
better than the first time, for all the reason's he listed.

Peggy Hamilton
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Stockton CA 95207
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