Marilynn Knight Oct. 8, 2001, 8:04 p.m. (Message 27789)
It amazes me when this is blatant, especially when it seems dancers at an away dance book ahead to dance with their own area dancers. It's so much fun to dance with new dancers, IMO. In this sense, I really do offer a policy that a neighboring city's Contra Dance Group has and upholds: They do not let visitor dancers sit out. And, it is so fun to dance with them. I know one prominent SCD dancer/teacher will not say a kind word about a certain week end away because no one there asked said person to dance, and yet the same dancer does the same thing repeatedly when his home group is host.... How blind we are. Warmth offered; warmth returned, or does it really work that way? I really wish RSCDS would double-check to see if it's Certificated and non-Certificated emphasized exquisite social behavior, both by example and by teachings. Marilynn Latta Knight It's Monday. I didn't dance this past week end, ... might be feeling a bit grumpy. Please excuse.