I think that dancers are more open to mastering those basic skills in the context of a workshop teaching flourishes.
On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 12:21 PM Jim Thaxter via Callers < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > “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 < > email@example.com> 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 > > >> _______________________________________________ >> List Name: Callers mailing list >> List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net >> Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ >> > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://email@example.com/ >
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