Homework for the workshop Not more, but better


I want to introduce a reflection about behaviour codes during folk events. These codes are rarely written down clearly, and therefor they are often vague, not well know, different from town to town or even from dancer to dancer, and sometimes even contradictory. 

Which behaviour is allowed? what is not accepted or not recommended? Does it depend on the way you do it?  And how can we communicate this codes both to new dancers and to experienced dancers?


Instructions: what to do?

During the workshop 'Not more, but better' we will not have a lot of time so I ask you to read this documents before: one text (the most important document) and two collections of illustrations. I invite you to read them with an open mind. Don't hesitate to take notes and to bring them to the workshop. 



Please think about the 3 following questions

  1. Are there recommendations in the text for Frisse Folk Dance events that you really don't agree with or that you don't want to accept? Try to figure out for yourself why you don't agree. But also try to find out why these recommandations are in the text: So think about the arguments pro and contra.
  2. Did you have bad experiences during a dance event because someone else didn't respect on of the recommandations in this documents. Are you OK to tell a short version (max 1 minute) of this bad experience to the 4 other people in your group? 
  3. Do you think it's a good idea to spread the 'text for Frisse Folk Dance events' to other folk dance events? And how would you introduce / spread it in a way to avoid resistance?

During the workshop you will have 40 minutes to discuss this 3 questions in a respectfull way in a small group (5 people). If you have to read everything at that moment, you will not have time for interesting discussions