> >> Meanwhile, does the decline in RSCDS membership reflect a real decline >> in SCDing, or just reflect a problem with the RSCDS? >Good question. Here in Minnneapolis our branch has been limping >along for some time due to aging teachers, stern teaching styles, and >a general lack of spirit in the dance. At the same same time, step >dance classes are going strong. So I think the appeal of Scottish >dancing is still present, but it isn't easy to have fun with >SCDing here. > >Pat Gladchild >Minneapolis, Minnesota >
Ouch! Since we are not paying people to come and dance, if it isn't
fun of course the numbers will decrease. Admittedly, when the numbers
get too small, say, less than a membership of about sixteen, it almost
becomes an obligation for members to attend, and this *can* affect
the spirit of the class. But it *has* to be fun, or it is nothing.