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    ron.mackey Oct. 4, 2001, 2:24 a.m. (Message 27718)

    > P.S. Have you considered that it may also be necessary to redesign your
    > cribs so they are easier to understand quickly?
    > Norah Link (Montreal, QC)
    	Hi, Norah
    	Have you ever thought that, as cribs are not the 
    instructions for the dance but individual aide memoirs, it would be 
    more useful to ask your class to write their own cribs and then 
    explain (or do - without prompting) the dance the following 
    week?	They would then have to think about what they had been taught 
    and would learn to emphasize what was the essence of the dance 
    to_them_as_ taught/learned_.    
    	 Published cribs are a fairly new phenomenon.  All those I use to 
    get from others in the past were hand written (usually by Doctors- 
    pace x) on the backs of envelopes which had been opened with a thumb 
    and I still have quite a store of those in a large envelope.  Useful 
    when reviving a long discarded dance.
    	If I use others cribs nowadays I usually find that I have difficulty 
    in imagining the dance even after reading it twice through.  My own 
    notes present no such problem - to me!
    	I am in sympathy with Adam but Pilling can be wrong where one's own 
    notes never are - are they??  :-)
    Cheers,  Ron   :)
     < 0   Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
      'O>  Mottingham, 
      /#\  London. UK.

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