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Thread #163266   Message #3893404
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
11-Dec-17 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
For people who are complete novices, a few moments just spent teaching the basic steps may pay dividends: ideally this should be done at a class BEFORE you get to a ceilidh, but if that hasn't happened, then a few minutes at an actual ceilidh may help. Some people will just walk everything anyway, but at least if they do it in time to the music, that's not so bad!
And use EXTREMELY simple language, demonstrating what you mean before launching into a dance: no fancy dance terminology if they are newbies: it really is incredible what strange interpretations some people will put on even your simplest instructions! Never assume.....!