Fyreladdie Oct. 3, 2001, 5:53 p.m. (Message 27698)
Re: What do you think about this?
In a message dated 10/3/01 8:38:39 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << I think the focus on classes is what builds strong SCD communities. I LOVE an evening of dancing; but I think that my strongest social connections have been built in class settings over time. (why?) >> Terry, I think you may have hit upon an important factor. Social connection is one of the main reasons for a strong SCD group. The reason is, as SCD we need to dance as a team and not as an individual. If the team fails we all fail. My experience with Contra is that individuals like to "Grand stand" a bit more with their twirls and extra turns with little regard to the phrasing and beauty of the dance. On more than one occasion I have had to catch up in a dance because others thought it more important to do, just one more twirl. In SCD we have learned to cooperate and that brings us closer together. The few times I did Contra, I really felt like an outsider and surely not part of the group. It may have been just my experience with Contra but SCD has me in it's grips and I am lost to it until such time the legs and feet no longer move. Happy dancing. Bob Mc Murtry Felton, Calif