Brenda Claridge <email@example.com> > We have found that powder detergent works pretty well (not recommended for > very wet floors!). > > We have some in a box at the front of the hall, and if you're finding the > floor too slippery you wiggle your shoes in the box. It does build up on > the soles after a while, but can be scraped off quite easily. > > I've yet to hear the feedback from over-diligent caretakers.
I have seen "soap" powder used too, but didn't know whether it was soap
or detergent based. Whichever it worked fine for the dancers.
I believe (from a report in the strathspey list a number of years ago
if my memory is reliable) that the "Slip-Stop" that the RSCDS sells is
zinc-stearate, a relative of soap.
I suspect that the main advantage of using the official stuff, over
soap/detergent powder is the ammunition that it gives against awkward