Get the point?
Fyreladdie Oct. 2, 2001, 3 a.m. (Message 27641)
In a message dated 10/1/01 2:32:37 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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?