[Callers] which hand (Delia Clark)

Jerome Grisanti jerome.grisanti at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 13:36:10 PDT 2009


Delia,

Cary Ravitz explains one way to diagram a dance on his web page:

http://ravitz.us/dance/chor.php#d

Tom Hinds includes diagrams in his book "Calling New England Squares."

There are other more graphical methods. In general, for each move in a dance
diagrams should indicate where dancers are, differentiate between men and
women, between ones and twos (or 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, heads and sides in a
square). It's also very helpful if the diagram indicates which direction the
dancers are facing. You'll very quickly realize which moves or series of
moves are "neutral," i.e., put everyone back where they just were, facing
the same direction.

If you know Flash or some programming language, you can get really fancy, as
did Martha Edwards:

http://www.westendweb.com/doublegrandsquare/

(Actually, Cary is a programmer, but he's very aware that not all of us are,
so he keeps his web page pretty accessible).

And of course, there's always salt and pepper shakers....

--Jerome




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> Not only can I not easily visualize flow, I can't easily visualize
> how you would diagram a dance!!  Can anyone scan and post one they've
> done, or recommend a website that shows one?
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> On Aug 26, 2009, at 12:02 AM, Dave Colestock wrote:
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> > Hi All,
> >
> > Great suggestion Tom.  Diagramming dances is the best way to see
> > the flow, especially for those who cannot easily visualize the
> > flow.  Thanks for pointing out the Allemande change in Luke's dance
> > - that makes it flow much nicer.
> >
> > Dave Colestock
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> > --- On Tue, 8/25/09, Tom Hinds <twhinds at earthlink.net> wrote:
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> > From: Tom Hinds <twhinds at earthlink.net>
> > Subject: [Callers] which hand
> > To: callers at sharedweight.net
> > Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 10:14 PM
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> > I'd suggest an allemande right in Luke's dance.  The reason is that
> > an allemande left would tend to have the couples end their swing
> > slightly staggered.  That is, they wouldn't be exactly across from
> > each other.  If the women allemande right this isn't an issue.  Draw
> > it out and see if that's correct.
> > Tom Hinds
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