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  • Andrew C Aitchison

    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
          

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