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  • Dick&Maureen Daniel

    Dick&Maureen Daniel April 4, 2006, 3:22 p.m. (Message 44978)

    Re: Over 700 schoolchildren dance in Glasgow

    Anselm wrote...
    
    
    
    >One of the big caveats of becoming a teacher is that people will (possibly
    >subconsciously) watch your dancing even when you're not actively teaching
    >your class. Whatever you do carries weight merely because it is a 
    >well-known
    >fact that you are an SCD teacher, so what you do must be correct.
    
    Accepted - Though I'm sure you are aware I am not a teacher, I speak as 
    "people".
    >
    >Concerning »essential fodder for novice dancers«: It doesn't make a whole 
    >lot
    >of sense to confront novice dancers with all the fine points of technique
    >etc. at the very beginning, but neither should these be completely
    >disregarded.>
    
    Agreed.
    
    >From the point of view of the Society, I think it is good to insist that 
    >there
    >*are* certain standards. However, as far as I know, »standards everywhere,
    >all the time« is not current RSCDS policy, anyway........
    
    I think part of the problem is that newcomers to RSCDS classes often seem to 
    get the impression that tequniqu is all, and don't hang around long enough 
    to discover otherwise.  On the other hand, I know of people who have not 
    returned to ceilidh classes because they aren't structured.
    
    We appear to have more in common than things to take up cudgels about.  I'm 
    pleasantly surprised.
    
    Dick Daniel
          

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