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Bruce Madmin

16-11-01, 07:46 PM (GMT)
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"Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
 
  
This is for discussion about the latest Mini-poll that we've just slipped in on how long you have been watching ballet and dance. We want to know more about our readers. btw if anybody has been seeing dance for more then 60 years you just have to tell us a little about it here... (don't you!).


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  RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet AnnWilliams 10-12-01 1
     RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet Mary B 10-12-01 2
         RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet Helen 10-12-01 3
             RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet Beckymonster 10-12-01 4
                 RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet alison 10-12-01 6
  RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet Bruce Madmin 10-12-01 5

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AnnWilliams

10-12-01, 12:47 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   How many years have you been seeing ballet and dance?

11-15 years 21.1%
21-30 years 18.8%
6-10 years 12.0%
31-40 years 11.3%
16-20 years 10.5%
0-2 years 9.8%
41-50 years 6.8%
51-60 years 6.0%
3-5 years 3.8%
Over 60 years Nobody admitted.

So, it seems the majority of us (21.1%) have been been watching dance for 11 to 15 years (I fall quite neatly into this category myself). I call that a respectable length of time, but further than that I am unable to comment as I am not - you will be amazed to learn - a statistician. Bruce will be able to glean a lot of information from these figures, though, and he is grateful that you all took the trouble to vote.


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Mary B

10-12-01, 01:41 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   I was very surprised that no one "admitted" to having watched ballet for over 60 years as many of the ballet goers I have encountered are well over the age of eighty. Could your results have more to do with limited computer literacy among older age groups?


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Helen

10-12-01, 03:22 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   I'm sure this is the case, because I also always meet people at Covent Garden who have been going to see ballet since it started in London in the 30s, and can easily outdo my memories - very interesting, too.


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Beckymonster

10-12-01, 05:01 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   Speaking as someone who's only been seeing ballet/dance for a year (last Friday!) could someone write a light hearted peice answering some of the 'great' questions about going to see Ballet...

Such as 'Must you dress up to go see the Royal @ covent garden?' (I go on 19/12 and what with taking in a showing of Fellowship of the Ring that day at Liecester Sq, I'm having kittens over what to wear!)

'Which ballets would be recommended for newbies?' (I've seen three different versions of Swan Lake, going to see Onegin next month and Nutcracker on 19/12!)

I'm sure that when I go to the Nutcracker on 19/12, I'll think of a whole lot of other questions... some may well chuckle over these but if Ballet has a chance of getting younger people in to watch it - it would be nice to have some answers to the questions

Thanks

Becky


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alison

10-12-01, 05:48 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   No, Becky, you don't have to dress up to go to Covent Garden. Some of us have been seen in jeans, leggings, sweatshirts and whatnot, although probably you'd want to dress up a bit more than that!


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Bruce Madmin

10-12-01, 05:05 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Mini-poll on how long you have been seeing dance/ballet"
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   Thanks Ann - great stuff

I thought I'd rank the results in years order...

0-2 years 9.8%
3-5 years 3.8%
6-10 years 12.0%
11-15 years 21.1%
16-20 years 10.5%
21-30 years 18.8%
31-40 years 11.3%
41-50 years 6.8%
51-60 years 6.0%
60+ years 0%

...and from that you can see that rather over 50% of respondents have been going for more than 16 years and over 40% for more then 20 years. These results are not a million miles away from when we last did this poll in July 1999. You can see the earlier results on the following page (they are roughly half way down):
http://www.danze.co.uk/survey/balletco_mini_poll_0699.html


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