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Thread #103732   Message #2124385
Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm
12-Aug-07 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Morris segregation
Subject: RE: Morris segregation
RogerTCB said "The best dance sides seem have a strong control on the quality of those who are allowed dance out - Hammersmith, Great Western, Berkshire Bedlam & Windsor spring readily to mind but there are others, including some mixed ones I'm sure. They get their kicks from dancing well, getting it right reliably & looking good doing so."

First, were it not for the "ordinary" Morris sides there wouldn't BE any "best dance sides", in the same way that professional football couldn't exist without the local clubs and kick-abouts.

Second, few sides can manage the sheer numbers from which to pick an elite squad. And what are the others supposed to do, when told they are not "good enough" to dance out (after practising all winter)?

Those of us who don't (and never will) reach the standard of the 'smiffs still get our kicks from dancing as well as we can, getting it right as often as we can, looking as good as we can, and using the summer dance-outs to improve as much as we can.

And we still get applause.