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meedwards at westendweb.com
Thu Oct 27 17:59:13 PDT 2011
Picture - four hands joined in a star (contra-style, or English hands-across
style, or even "clump" style) - Tagline - Come dancing with the Stars!
On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Mary Collins <nativedae at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great idea Martha! I like it. I need to revisit the Ants/Pants thing. I
> find as a "non-traditional" student that most of the others in my classes,
> while not all 18 but varying ages, greet the word dance with raised eyebrow
> and glances askew. That word alone seems to be a bit of a "turn off", that
> and my age. I think they think dancing with the stars and the like. So
> while I am open to all suggestions, we all need to keep in mind, what works
> for one community may not necessarily work for another. I actually attend
> classes with the sister of one of our premier college dancer promoters (she
> attends another college) but the one at my school works nights that we have
> dances and so cannot bring friends. I will be checking out our "social
> club" status, have not seen anything listed that suggests that we even HAVE
> such a group.
> Thanks guys, keep the ideas flowing and let's do as Martha suggests and
> up with a great tag line...one that might work for all dance forms, Irish,
> Scottish, English AND of course our fav...Contra!
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Richard Hart <rich at harts.mv.com> wrote:
> > A tagline like, "Come dance with your friends" might work, especially if
> > you can put it on a poster that you give to a few of those college
> > to post on college walls, and to act as contacts for spreading the word.
> > Martha Edwards remarked on 10/27/2011 10:49 AM:
> > How right you are, Mary! Our "messaging" could use a lot of work. We
> >> a
> >> fabulous overall message to deliver - community, civility, enjoyment,
> >> exercise, friendliness - if all human endeavors had the mores and
> >> 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
> >> Check it out:
> >> http://**nonprofitmarketingtraining.**com/programs-workshops/**
> >> tagline-focus-project/<
> >> M
> >> E
> >> 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
> >>> 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.
> >>> 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
> >>> (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
> >>> city or what is considered the city) have campus housing. All are on
> >>> routes and our dance is in the heart of the "cool" section of town.
> >>> 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
> >>> QCCD
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