“More advanced” is a pretty vague term and could be interpreted in various
ways. I didn’t think Colin’s response was “terribly” sarcastic. That, too,
may be interpreted variously. Find your own way and be peaceful with it.
More on topic, get the basics down first, then embellish.

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 11:16 AM Michael Dyck via Callers <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> On 2019-04-27 4:19 a.m., Colin Hume via Callers wrote:
> > On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:44:32 -0700, Lenore Frigo via Callers wrote:
> >> I would like to teach some of my more advanced dancers some flourishes
> >> or other embellishments to contra dance. I'd like to start with things
> >> that are easy and obviously that can be smoothly integrated into a
> dance.
> >
> > How about first teaching them how to fit the dance to the music, giving
> > weight in allemandes and circles, and doing a good buzz-step swing?
> > Or would that not be considered politically correct?
> Lenore did say that these are "more advanced dancers", so it seems
> reasonable to assume that they already know these things. Why would you
> assume they don't?
>
> I can sympathize with valuing fundamentals over flourishes, and I'm not
> saying you should keep that opinion to yourself, just that I think you
> could
> find a less sarcastic way to express it.
>
> -Michael
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