Andrew C Aitchison May 10, 2006, 6:16 p.m. (Message 45218)
Why SCD doesn't attract the young - was Re: Ask and Ye shall receive - Perhaps!
On Wed, 10 May 2006, Martin Sheffield wrote: > Or if you use a recording dating from the 40s & 50s, when dancers > apparently had more energy than they do today. I'm not familiar with recordings from that time, but I'm convinced that this plays a part in why SCD has (some) problems attracting the young. I know it made a difference to me. Aged 35, and after a spell away I went to an intermediate class for a few weeks, then enquired about moving up to the advanced class. I was told to stay in the current class until I had stopped dancing ahead of the music. I know that I have to fit in with the music and the other dancers, but I was dancing at the speed that was right for me, and I haven't been back to SCD since. This is assuming that those disks record what people actually danced to them - I've heard that it was common to speed them up to fit onto a 78. Andrew C Aitchison