Martin wrote: >>Personally, I get very impatient with wordy instruction
when visual demonstration is often the most efficient way of getting a
The RSCDS Manual agrees with this, Martin, as all of this year's candidates
(self included) are probably about to tell you!
>> Dancers can probably form their own mental maps once they have seen a
sequence of figures being performed<<
I'm less inclined to agree with this point, though - there are many who
are, I believe, called "kinesthetic" learners (someone discussed this a
while back?), and absorb data through muscle-feeling rather than visuals
such that they are less likely to form a map until they WALK it - watching
won't get them there.
>>Since I often teach in French, a language that does not possess words for
"up" or "down", a certain amount of demonstration is absolutely
Now, this is cool. Really? How do you express these concepts in French,
then? (If you're pulling my leg here, I'm going to be seriously