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  • Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov

    Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov Oct. 8, 2001, 7:51 p.m. (Message 27788)

    Re: Cribs

    Although I have heard horror stories about this, I (thankfully) have 
    never encountered it to any serious degree in any of the places I've 
    danced.  Many of the balls I've attended offered booklets that had 
    space where you could write in your dance partner's name, but they were 
    not necessarily used to book ahead (except maybe one or two dances with 
    the spouse or significant other).  Many people, myself included, just 
    like to write in their partner's name after the fact and keep the 
    booklet as a souvenir of the dance.  
    
    --Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, MN  USa
    
    
    Quoting Adam Hughes <xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xx.xx>:
    
    > Richard Goss wrote:
    >
    > >  8- 9: Program listing and spaces for partner's names
    >
    > <strangling noise>  Please tell me that the most archaic and elitist
    > custom of booking dances ahead is dying out elsewhere too.  A 19 year
    >
    > old friend of mine arrived 15 minutes late for her home club's ball
    > last
    > year, which resulted in her dancing 4 dances of 20 in the evening,
    > all
    > with her mother.  But they all want more young people in their
    > club...
    >
    > I'll be hearing next that women aren't allowed to ask men to dance...
    >
    > Adam
    >
    > 
    
    
    
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    Lara Friedman-Shedlov     
    xxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx
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