The Strathspey Server
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Hi there all
Back again after 3 weeks of interpreting at a court case - I have lost 4
kg's by talking !!!!!!!!!!
I tried to look down the list and put myself in a department - I'm totally
confused - who am I - what am I - where am I - how bad am I???????
It goes thus:
>Scottish dancing is social dancing.
Definitely - I can agree
>Beginner: Can get self through dance most of the time. Really needs good,
>helpful partner. Should stay out of dances in which partner is not in a
>place to help.
I still do / need all this
Technique: Looks at feet. -
No - have not got feet fetish.
>Intermediate: Can get self through dances.
Yes - sometimes.
Helps partner. Occasionally
Yes - usually gets it wrong.
>recognizes that there are other dancers in the set (other than the one
>that he/she is dancing with).
OK - I'm in there.
Technique: Panics frequently.
Yes - definitely.
>dance on man's side in a few dances.
Have to - I'm 5'73/4
Woman wants man to dance with most
>of the time.
Yes please - but where do we find them?
Either sex: Books dances with partner in whom dancer is
Most people are more confident than I.
>Newly Advanced: Has great footwork and knows it.
If you have danced from the age of 3 - something has rubbed off.
Impatient with dancers
>who don't 'get it' right away.
Leave me out of this one - impatience is wasted energy.
Occasionally dances solo even though in
Usually when I am in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Technique: Needs to relax while dancing.
I'm so laid back I fall over :>)
>set for challenging dances.
Nobody has accepted yet.
>Experienced Advanced: Looks for beginners if the dance is an easy one.
Yes - but they might get scared away from dancing ever again.
>Laughs when makes mistake, but is in the right within a bar of music.
Of course - you can hide a multitude of sins under a smile - and I can count
to 4 and 8.
>Looks at a dance program and knows all but two or three.
>been dancing a lonnng time.
Yes - that's me.
Is usually heard complaining aabout feet,
>knees, hips, or back.
That has nothing to do with dancing - it has to do with age.
Fussy about the type of floor for dancing.
Same reply as above - although you take what you can get.
>good footwork when it matters to other dancers (sometimes with a grimace).
I of course use good footwork at all times (except when I have a ball gown
on and nobody can see my feet) :>)
>Been there, done that.
I know that one - if you play it - I'll dance it :>)
>Love to dance.
YES - YES - YES