Do dancers listen to the music? (was Re: Number of Tunes in a Set & Specified Recordings)

sophie.rickebusch

Message 55367 · 22 Mar 2009 18:38:36 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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If you want to see how many dancers are actually paying attention, try
changing tunes 8 bars early (or wait for the next time it happens
accidentally) and check the expressions on the dancers faces... many
will blithely continue dancing, but some (teachers, musicians...) will
definitely start looking puzzled/worried and you might hear a whispered
"isn't the music 8 bars out?"

Sophie

Steve Johnson wrote:
> Steve Wyrick wrote:
> ... However thanks to this thread I now realize that RSCDS dancers don't
> actually pay attention to the music, and I'm free to do whatever I want...
>
> [snip]
>
> Steve, enjoy doing what you want as a muso though - just don't be surprised
> when at least some dancers take notice.
>
>
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Sophie Rickebusch
Edinburgh, UK

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