Chris1Ronald Oct. 14, 2001, 6:59 a.m. (Message 27883)
In a message dated 10/13/2001 7:22:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > Whilst at a dance anyone has the right to dance with whoever they like, mass > pre-booking does seem to me to cause more problems than it solves. > I've finally decided to plunge into this thread. I've danced quite a bit in the eastern US and Canada, as well as in a few parts of southern England, continental Europe and even in Africa (Botswana and Zimbabwe) and India, and I'm happy to say that I've never encountered the pre-booking phenomenon (malaise) except in its mildest forms. And I hope I never will. (For example, I have never seen dancers filling out their ball programmes with names against each dance.) I would welcome advice (privately perhaps) about any black spots in the world so far as pre-booking is concerned. And, as for men dancing on the ladies side, this happens quite often at Pinewoods (as you, Hollis, may recall) since there are often more men than women doing SCD while the step classes are taking place. And I certainly learned something dancing the allemande as a woman with a partner several inches shorter than myself. Chris.