Marjorie - thank you, thank you. You said what I wanted to say but
couldn't find the words. For me, the principal joy of Strathspey is in
your postings on dance, and Jim Healy's on RSCDS issues. I meant to thank
him for his 9/13/99 clear and concise response to that string of
complaints about the Society. Although Jim is no longer one of the 6
elected Executive Council members, I still feel that he is providing
additional representation of our worldwide community, over there in
And if you've never been in a class taught by Marjorie McLaughlin, you
have missed out on a truly joyous experience. Her warm bubbly personality
combined with her knowledge of SCD and it's roots make her an amazing
teacher. She'll be at Scottish Weekend - another reason for going.
I'll certainly second this paragraph of yours. Going to a class led by
Marjorie is a sure way to learn, enjoy, and come away with a boundless
enthusiasm for dancing, no matter your level of expertise.
Rebecca Sager wrote:
> And if you've never been in a class taught by Marjorie McLaughlin, you > have missed out on a truly joyous experience. Her warm bubbly personality > combined with her knowledge of SCD and it's roots make her an amazing > teacher. She'll be at Scottish Weekend - another reason for going. > > Becky > > Becky Sager > Marietta GA USA > > -- > Rebecca Sager <email@example.com>
No. I am no longer among the six elected but have the great privilege of
representing St John's (Newfoundland) Branch on the Executive - or as I
prefer and one former Chairman of that Branch tacitly accepted: the _othe=
St Johnstoun. I appreciate your confirmation that I am contributing to
communication, the lack of which I have always said is the Society's
But far more importantly - joy and soul. A few people have skirted around=
the issue although it is very simple: it cannot be taught. But, it can be=
shown and it is every teacher's responsibility to show it. Not necessaril=
(although preferably) in class but definitely on the dance floor.
A propos of which, I have never had the pleasure of being in Marjorie's
class but I have had the wonderful experience of partnerng her in the
Balquidder Strathspey (and a lot of people on this list realise what that=
means - Richard was injured). I rest my case about teaching by example. U=
there in the top ten dancing memories of all time.