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Martha Edwards meedwards at westendweb.com
Thu Oct 27 07:49:42 PDT 2011

How right you are, Mary!  Our "messaging" could use a lot of work. We have a
fabulous overall message to deliver - community, civility, enjoyment,
exercise, friendliness - if all human endeavors had the mores and customs of
many of our dance organizations, we'd have a great world to live in. But
it's not a succinct marketing message.

Spider and others succeeded with her "Ants Pants Contradance - easy dancing
to live music" but I agree, it would be good to work a bit on finding a
clear, memorable, great tagline. At my company, Extra Mile Design, we often
work with a wonderful woman, Nancy Schwartz, who is a wizard at helping
people find that message. She runs a tagline contest every year. I think one
is coming up. We should, collectively, try to come up with a worthy entry.

Check it out:


On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Mary Collins <nativedae at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great ideas guys, I'll check out the CDSS information, most of this is
> stuff
> we've heard before and holding a dance on campus is a bit more than we can
> handle.  the sites are great and so are the suggestions, but I really am
> looking for a "hook" on a poster...like Michale Ludgate's "Support Live
> Music, Go Contra Dancing"...but I'm not sure that will work either.  I've
> seen "turn off the TV...dance!"  A night of aerobics... and some other
> things, that's really what I'm looking for.  Trying to hold dances on
> campus
> is great, but you need to have a person or group on campus that will
> sponsor
> the dance etc, and that's almost  like starting a whole new dance series
> (dont' really have time or resources to do this), our dance is readily
> excessible to almost all the campuses that have dorms, most of the colleges
> are "comuter" colleges with day campuses and some of them (mostly in the
> city or what is considered the city) have campus housing.  All are on bus
> routes and our dance is in the heart of the "cool" section of town.  Most
> young adults know about our area and the shops restaurants and bars.
> So, as you see, it's not so much getting individuals to view contra dancing
> or host a dance but just to get the option out there, visible, so that some
> might try it and help spread the word.
> And then, I need an artist to create the poster.....
> Thanks again guys!
> Mary Collins
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