[Callers] Gender free dances

Jack Mitchell jamitch3 at mindspring.com
Thu Dec 2 10:11:59 PST 2010


To have the sylables work out, Bands and Bare-arms actually works better.

Jack

On 12/2/2010 1:10 PM, Dave Colestock wrote:
> Armbands and barearms work well as terms to use, but you would have to have ribbon to make the armbands, or perhaps use scarves, or ties.  Many gender free dance callers use the armbands and bare arms terminology when the dance provides the armbands for the leaders role.  There has to be some distinction in the dance as to who is doing what role.
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> Dave Colestock
> Harrisburg, PA
>
>
> --- On Thu, 12/2/10, susie rudder<surudder1 at earthlink.net>  wrote:
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> From: susie rudder<surudder1 at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [Callers] Gender free dances
> To: callers at sharedweight.net
> Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 1:02 PM
>
>
>     I have been asked to call for a new dance group forming in a small town
>     near our regular dance. Experienced dancers were asked to come help
>     these absolute newbies, and some local musicians have volunteered their
>     services. It became obvious that about half the dancers were lesbians
>     who asked me to use non gender specific terms when calling. I tried
>     'lead' and 'follow' because the syllable numbers worked, but I'm not
>     happy with that. I also had some regular dancers comment on not wanting
>     to deal with 'some' peoples' political agendas as related to contra
>     calling. I have never dealt with gender free calling and would
>     appreciate ANY help from those of you who may have been doing it for
>     years. What terms seem to work best? Any other hints to make things go
>     more smoothly?  These people are very enthusiastic and I want to see
>     the dance succeed.
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