[Callers] Band, Sound and Caller Fees was: Caller Fees
jeff at alum.swarthmore.edu
Thu Jun 23 05:48:49 PDT 2011
Jeff Kaufman wrote:
> So lots of people come for a while, then stop. Some of the people
> who stay around are just people who really like dancing. Many
> others, though, are ones who have broadened into other community
> roles: calling, playing, organizing, running sound.
> Maybe some musicians lose interest in dancing, like other people who
> lose interest in dancing, but instead of disappearing they remain
> somewhat connected, playing for dances?
I decided to make a graph of this for me:
It's not perfect , but it does show that I've been performing more
and dancing less over time. It also doesn't include organizing, which
is harder for me to measure, but has gone up a lot.
 Performing means calling, playing, or sitting in. From
2008-06-03 to 2008-09-09 I was working at pinewoods, where I did
a lot of dancing and not very much performing, but I wasn't
recording activities. I hurt my knee in march 2011, and while it
is mostly better I've been dancing less. During the school years
2006-2007 and 2007-2008 I was going to swarthmore folkdance class
regularly, so it's not on the schedule. I played for one class a
week and danced for one class a week (at which I usually called
one dance). Those months could be bumped up by 3 in each (on
average). Data is from my past . I started keeping that log
about three months after getting into dancing, winter break
2005-2006, though I had danced occasionally earlier.
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