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Crazy floorcraft... again!

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Javier Rodriguez noticed it... so did Jorge Dispari, Ney Melo, Sergio Cortazzo... and numerous other visiting teachers to Sydney - our floorcraft is generally Bad. And last night was no exception.Why? Good floorcraft is basically good manners and following a few simple rules about proceeding in line of dance. Sydney is sometimes described as brash - we are not known for our good manners. My daughter who has recently returned from living in the USA remarked recently that manners on Sydney's roads were worse than those she had experienced in nearly 3 years of driving in LA!
Last night's milonga had a busy floor for Sydney, the music was excellent - as always at this milonga - and dancers from beginners to those who had been dancing for 10 or more years was there. Sadly it was a handful of the more experienced dancers who were causing many of the problems. You can't blame beginners for stopping as they work their way through the steps they are bravely trying to master. A goo…