English or American: Survey Results

Monica Pollard

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> I wrote:
>> SCD is challenging, ECD
>> is relaxing and flirtatious, Contra is fun and a good >work-out, etc.

Andrew Smith <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> I did not see the original questionnaire, but I certainly find SCD has all of those properties....
> To give that as the principal characteristic of SCD is, I suggest, to do it a gross mis-service, and certainly would not help recruit new dancers.

Well of course. It was not my intention to give *complete*
descriptions of each dance form. I just mentioned some of the aspects
of each that *I* enjoy.

My main intent was to see if others had any thoughts about the
comments made in the *survey*, and how those likes and dislikes of the
different dance forms might influence why people come to dance
classes, and more importantly, why they continue coming - or not.

It was interesting to read the comments from those who prefer Contra
about how they didn't like ECD as much because of the more precise
footwork, having to remember the figures, and taking longer to learn
the dances in class (ie: doing less actual dancing). These are things
I come up against as a teacher in SCD. And it takes some thought and
effort from me, as a teacher, as well as our experienced dancers, to
help new folks feel welcome and encouraged, even when they take a
while to catch on. SCD has a steeper learning curve than Contra or
ECD.

Monica
Nampa, ID
--
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a
horrible warning."
Catherine Aird

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