[Callers] Callers Digest, Vol 60, Issue 2

Walter walterdaves at windstream.net
Sun Aug 2 09:44:57 PDT 2009


I believe the dance without a name is Midwest Folklore, by Orace Johnson.
WD

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>    1. Re: Wedding dances (Amy Cann)
>    2. Re: Wedding dances (Luke Donev)
>    3. Re: Wedding dances (Michael Barraclough)
>    4. Waltz? (David Millstone)
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> Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 21:17:40 -0400
> From: "Amy Cann" <ACann at putneyschool.org>
> To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers at sharedweight.net>
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Wedding dances
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> OK, I just have to chime in (haven't posted here in AGES)
>
> I'm getting married next week, and I have NO IDEA what the caller is going
> to call. That's HIS job.
>
> I hired David Millstone and told him to do what will make the most people
> happy and comfortable.
>
> It's probably going to turn out to be the smartest bit of
> non-micromanaging I will ever do in my LIFE.
>
>
> Of course, I'm obsessing about everything ELSE...
>
>
> PS if you know me and have known about this wedding for ages and think you
> should be at this wedding and haven't gotten an official pretty paper
> invitation, it's because we used up all of the snailmail ones on the kind
> of relatives you have to invite even though you know they're not going to
> come anyway. My dance friends are all going to have to make do with a
> scanned-in pdf of the invite card and a link to the website. Watch your
> inbox for an email in the next 12 hours, and if something STILL doesn't
> show up it's because I'm an idiot. ( I SO identify with Sleeping Beauty's
> mother, who forgot to invite one of the fairies to the christening and
> ended up getting her daughter cursed.) Hell, I almost left Bob McQUILLAN
> off the list!  Email me if you wanna come and I'll get you the details.
> Dave Bateman, are you out here? I don't have a good address for you
> anymore, your invite bounced.
>
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> Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 21:55:18 -0400
> From: Luke Donev <luke.donev at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [Callers] Wedding dances
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> Hello all,
>
> Thanks for the wonderful feedback, both on and off list. Very helpful and
> informative.
>
> The wedding and reception went very well. I forgot one of the cardinal rules
> of weddings, which is that they always run late. I didn't do nearly as many
> contras as I'd originally blocked out, and ended up with just three. I left
> them all Becket dances (since the last one had to be), and had a simpler
> first contra without a 1s and 2s distinction, and where it didn't matter
> what how you ended the swing
>
> Pluck It (easy Becket)
> A1: C L, C R
> A2: S R, S L
> B1: P DSD, P swg
> B2: N DSD, LL yearn left
>
> The new dancers seemed very comfortable with slide left type transitions for
> dances, and not having to cross over at the ends simplified things as well.
>
> The other simple dance went over well. Easy for new folks as it's the same
> set of moves twice. I collected it recently at Falcon Ridge, but I don't
> know the name or author. Any help?
>
> Becket
> A1 : C L 3/4, N DSD
> A2: N Bal & Swg
> B1: C L 3/4, P DSD
> B2: P Bal & Swg
> slide on to next couple
>
> By the final contra (Star Trek), we still had a fair number of new folks,
> and they gamely tried the hay, and by and large they did alright with it.
> The "find your partner and swing them" end of it helped a lot.
>
> Thanks again for the feedback and pointers.
>
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