[Organizers] Dipping and aerials

John W Gintell via Organizers organizers at lists.sharedweight.net
Tue Apr 5 10:01:47 PDT 2016

Right on.

Most of time I find it really annoying when people do dips because they are usually late and disrupt the flow of the dance. It is really extremely impolite.

Fortunately at our gender free dances series and camps they are almost never done.

> On Apr 4, 2016, at 10:00 PM, Eric Black via Organizers <organizers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> Making a dancer late for the next move because you have delayed him/her in a dip or other flourish marks you as an unskilled dancer. Making an uninvolved dancer late because they had to dodge your foot in the air also marks you and/or your partner as an unskilled dancer. Please encourage your dancers to avoid demonstrating that unskilled dance behavior.  Newcomers may be watching, and might mistakenly think that it is something to be copied.
> No matter what rules your organization might have (or not) against aerials, lifts, dips, etc., there will be instances of such now and then. We’ve found it most effective to take the offender aside and talk about it, and not spend time lecturing the group or posting lots of printed rules. No one listens to announcements, no one reads posters.  But if someone does something that violates a group policy, especially an issue of safety, take that person aside and talk individually about the incident, the reason for the rule, and ask for their help in setting a good example for the mutual enjoyment and safety of all the other dancers.
> </soapbox>
> -Eric

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