Martin May 24, 2006, 11:21 a.m. (Message 45363)
Re: Are there estimates on RSCDS dancers?
Bryan McAlister wrote: > > Presumably the RSCDS can tell you exactly the number of members and > members of affiliated societies I doubt they keep track of members of affiliated groups, since these are not automatically members of any branch. I never heard that the dancers I met in GB paid annual fees to the RSCDS, and I'm sure those that live abroad have little incentive to do so unless they attend Summer School. Although I have always encouraged my dancers to go to St Andrews (if they understand English), I don't think that any of them kept up their membership after going there. Finding out how many dancers therer are around the world would be as difficult as knowing how many gardeners weed their own gardens. One thing; the Strathspey list is unfoirtunately not a good representation either of members not of dancers (note that we occasionally read a message written by a non-member, non-dancer!). Martin, (member for the last 38 years, dancer a few more)