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    Volleyballjerry March 6, 2006, 2:08 a.m. (Message 44500)

    In a message dated 03/05/2006 3:53:35 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
    xxx.xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx writes:
    
    > There were usually 16 -18 dances in a programme which left 
    > rather more time to socialise between dances and the halls closed 
    > earlier.  I remember having to curtail one programme as we were 
    > running a little late and the hall-keeper was exceedingly crotchety.
    >   Nowadays people feel short changed if they don't get 22 or 24. 
    
    Not so here.  Our programs always follow:  5-break-5-break-5 + two "extras" 
    (total 15-17 as time allows) or 6-break-6-break-6 (total 18).
    
    Robb Quint
    Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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