[Callers] Marching Band Analogy

Thomas J Senior thomasjsenior at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 20:57:12 PDT 2011


On a similar note,
   I remember cub scouts used to practice marching, you know, the the
left march, about face, etc.... i think that was my first calling
experience, about age 10.

Tom

On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Martha Edwards
<meedwards at westendweb.com> wrote:
> Oh indeed!
>
> One of our best English Country dancers here swore she had never danced,
> that none of her friends thought she would ever dance. But who remembers the
> moves to every dance (long and complicated ones too)? Who became one of our
> very best caller/teacher/explainers? This I-never-danced-before girl -- who
> played in her high school marching band.
>
> I you haven't spent years dancing International or Scottish before you
> become a contra or English dancer, I think the best way to go from zero to
> 60 in two seconds is to have been in a marching band.
>
> M
> E
>
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Gretchen Caldwell
> <gretchendance at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>> One of those "aha!" moments:  A new contradancer here in Charlotte, after
>> his
>> first night dancing, said "Hey!  This is just like marching band!  I know I
>> have
>> 6 counts to get to the next place!"  Gonna see how I can incorporate that
>> idea
>> into Monday night's teaching...
>> Gretchen Caldwell
>> Charlotte, NC
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