>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 02/11/98 01:50 pm >>>
I was just curious
to hear whether others on the list believe, as I do, that the usefulness
of "ladies" and "gentlemen" is dead or at least dying, and why some
might think it preferable to use "ladies" rather than "women" in a dance
I suppose I break all of Mike's rules. I don't think I ever refer to "1st lady"
as opposed to "1st woman", but I do use "women" and "ladies" interchangeably in
briefings, depending on what contributes to the flow of words, and what I think
will be easily enunciated by me and easily understood by the dancers without
sounding artificial. As you said, Mike, any reason we shouldn't think of
ourselves as ladies? ;^)
My teaching was that: Horses sweat, gentlemen perspire, and ladies
> ---------- > From: Rita Hamilton[SMTP:email@example.com] > Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 9:47 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Ladies > > I was always told that: > Women perspire and Ladies glow. > > Rita > May neither your strings nor your spirit ever break, > May your harp and your soul always be in tune. > > -- > Rita Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> >
In article <email@example.com>, Norah Link <firstname.lastname@example.org>
writes > > >>>> <email@example.com> 02/11/98 01:50 pm >>> >I was just curious >to hear whether others on the list believe, as I do, that the usefulness >of "ladies" and "gentlemen" is dead or at least dying, and why some >might think it preferable to use "ladies" rather than "women" in a dance >description.
Every time I call I make the effort to say men and women but it dont
Additionally, as with other thing size does matter..
Its easier to allemand if your partner is wee-er than you. Maybe the
bigger of the two dancers should become de facto the man for that dance,
and vice versa.
Where flying baskets are involved wee-er people do less damage.
In practice I would encourage swapping roles occasionally to enable male
dancers to experience what its like on the other side.
Good idea. I still remember swapping sides and having to do a
promenade in one dance and an allemande in another. If you have
only danced these formations as a guy (heh heh), it feels
completely different as a gal (ducking).