[Callers] The Beginners' Lesson Tips?
ktaadn_me at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 8 11:40:50 PDT 2011
Regarding David Millstone's comments: Same here on all of the below.
Also, while I won't speak for them, I can imagine many other well-respected callers besides David have similar thoughts on the topic, including at least 4 I can think of off the top of my head.
> I include a mixer at nearly all
> of my home dances, typically the third dance of the evening.
> I love mixers, as a dancer. It's an opportunity to see who's in the hall. It's
> a chance to dance, briefly, with folks I don't know.
> And as a caller, I love calling them, to provide all of those opportunities, and
> for other reasons. I don't run most mixers for very long, perhaps 8-10 times,
> depending on the dance. That means that I'm adding one more dance into the mix,
> inthe course of which everyone is getting that many opportunities to dance with
> a different partner. Mixers also come in many shapes: big circle, Sicilian circle,
> scatter promenades, three person lines, and so on. That also allows me to vary
> the look and feel of the floor so that it's not all contra contra contra, and
> since the dance floor is part of life, I do believe that variety adds spice.
> David Millstone
> Lebanon, NH
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