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No. 43 (June 1963)
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Summary

In summary therefore a suggested sequence of teaching is:

First: Introduce the item. Mention its history if known and give some idea of its meaning and significance.

Second: Do some vocal exercises, then thoroughly practise the words without actions.

Third: Do some practice exercises to limber up.

Fourth: Get some of the experienced performers to do a demonstration of the complete item, words and actions.

Fifth: Practice the actions, slowly at first and line by line.

There is nothing new here. This all adds up to learning gradually but thoroughly and taking nothing for granted. Check faults and never be satisfied with anything less than perfection.