>I have been surprised at the number of dancers that couldn't distinguish >between a jig and a reel. I used to have a dance teacher that would play >recordings of one or the other during our warmups, stop the music and ask >the class which it was and often other dancers didn't know, or really had >to think about it, where it was always obvious to me.
A few time recently I have also used a CD with some Marches that are in both
6/8 and 4/4 time, to try and get the class to feel the difference -- but
does it really matter, providing they can dance in time to the music?