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  • Ron Mackey

    Ron Mackey March 15, 2006, 2:02 a.m. (Message 44713)

    RE: Teaching - no guns

    > I totally agree with getting new dancers moving, enthused, and actively
    > dancing without a "huge" or "laborious" technique session, initial.
    > HOWEVER, I do believe that some aspect of the elegant style of this
    > dancing, much of which comes from its precise footwork, should always be
    > a part of each class.
    > One if the reasons I believe this is that bad habits are very easily
    > formed. I know that it is more difficult to break bad habits than it is
    > to form good ones to begin with.
    > Simon
    > Vancouver
    	Absolutely agree.  The problem starts when the 
    sledgehammer is produced to crack the nut.   A little patient, gentle, 
    subtle tapping is usually enough.

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