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    Fyreladdie Oct. 2, 2001, 3 a.m. (Message 27641)

    In a message dated 10/1/01 2:32:37 PM, xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx writes:
    
    << It's a bit of a conundrum, actually - it's the technique that makes 
    SCD Scottish; but it's the technique that makes it hard.  Without 
    the technique, it's not SCD, but with too much emphasis on 
    technique, no one does SCD...
    
    Thoughts?  Counter-points? >>
    
    
        As a teacher I look at SCD as a whole being. There are those who can 
    point, turn out and dance with beautiful steps and grace. There are others 
    that find it hard to walk. My philosphy is one of inclusion. You take what 
    you get and make the best of it. I don't think it waters down SCD to have 
    those who struggle participate. But I also don't wish anyone to feel badly 
    about their diminished ability. SCD will survive with the few that may reach 
    that perfection and the few that don't, but the social interaction is as 
    important the technique. I look at the smiling faces as much as the feet.
    
    Bob Mc Murtry
    Felton, CA
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    Marilynn Knight Oct. 2, 2001, 7 p.m. (Message 27669, in reply to message 27641)

    YEAH!!!!  And, actually, a great skill for any dancer is to dance with those
    who present challenges in such a way that a challenging person is not
    uncomfortable or dangerous.  It's kind of like driving a vehicle
    successfully.  Defensive dancing?

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