Re: Fascinatin' Rhythm [Debate] [LONG][PERSONAL INFO]

Brian Valimont (bcvstu@WESTGA.EDU)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 14:48:57 -0500

Isn't military drill (or any other sort of drill, such as educational),
used today as repitition as means of reinforcement? When social groups
engage in drill, it is often for the purpose of reiterating a series of
motions or for repetition of information for the purpose of making them
more autonomic.

I would also argue that a parade lies in between drill and dance, as it
stems from a more military function, yet is performed for entertainment.
This would include associated activities such as flag team performance,
and marching band choreography. Organized, synchronized group functions
need not nessesarily be one or the other.