[SCA-Dance] How were dances taught?

tmcd at panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Mon Jul 13 21:22:29 EDT 2009

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009, Trey <treydaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> How were dances taught in Period?  Did Mom and Pop teach?  Were
> there Classes?  Just grew up going to dances every week?  Some of
> the stuff seems too intricate to just have "picked up".

"I don't have any answers, but I certainly admire the question."  I've
wondered it too.  In Jane Austen's works -- yes, yes, way past period;
it's an analogy -- they have dancing, and I think the dances were
long, but no indication of when or how they learned the dances,
whether they were called, or anything.  Then again, she doesn't
mention how they learned needlework, singing, or anything else.

Danyell de Lyncoln
Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

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