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.