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  • L. Friedman-Shedlov

    L. Friedman-Shedlov March 6, 2006, 5:30 a.m. (Message 44503)

    RE: Taking to the floor (I'm not altogether with Simon!)

    On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Ron Mackey wrote:
    > 	There were usually 16 -18 dances in a programme which left
    > rather more time to socialise between dances and the halls closed
    > earlier.  I remember having to curtail one programme as we were
    > running a little late and the hall-keeper was exceedingly crotchety.
    > 	Nowadays people feel short changed if they don't get 22 or 24
    > dances in their evening.
    Sheesh!  The norm in North America is 16 to 18 dances, and if there are 
    more, some people complain (I've never understood why -- if the program 
    is too long for your endurance level, you can always sit a couple of 
    dances out).  When I was in Scotland, I recall it was more 
    usual to have 20 or more dances on the program, however, they usually did 
    not brief (or recap!) dances, so it took less time to get through the 
    /Lara Friedman-Shedlov
    Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
    Lara Friedman~Shedlov               "Librarians -- Like Google, but                       warm-blooded"

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