>Teachers! How do you get your people to memorize dance titles?
I think it is in the teaching. Our level two group is always after our
teachers to tell us the NAME of the dance. They say they want us to understand
the formations and not think of what we are doing as only part of a particular
dance. I understand the idea of teach a dance and you will know a dance, but
teach formations and you can dance any dance. BUT, it doesn't help to spend
most of the night learning all the movements out of sequence, then dancing it
once or twice and then be given the name!!!
(We seem to have them trained, now that we are at the end of the dance year.
They give us the NAME as we start to work on a part of the dance and then
again when we put all the parts together and then again at the end of our
dancing it through successfully<g> It has helped four of us at least!)
Otherwise it stays e.g. "the dance with the fishing hooks" (Gothenburg's
Fishhooks! That is what we call the ending to MacDonald of the Isles!<g>. What
do you call that? (our class decided that the Gothenburg's Welcome pivots
looked like bat wings.