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Martha Edwards meedwards at westendweb.com
Thu Oct 27 18:41:09 PDT 2011


True, how true!

Yet something doesn't have to be clear to be intriguing...

I'm sure we can come up with something much better.  If what I suggested is
kind of dumb, you are all empowered to come up with something equally dumb.
Perhaps out of our collective silly ideas that we think will never work  we
may find something that will...

M
E


On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Alan Winston - SSRL Central Computing <
winston at slac.stanford.edu> wrote:

> M --
>
> > Picture - four hands joined in a star (contra-style, or English
> hands-across
> > style, or even "clump" style) - Tagline - Come dancing with the Stars!
>
> Sorry to be a downer, but I think that'd be completely incoherent to
> anybody
> who hadn't been to a contra, english, or square dance before.  I love the
> four-hands image, but it doesn't suggest a "star" unless you know it's a
> star,
> and historically it's been called things like "hands across", "wheel", and
> "mill" or "moulinet" (because it's kind of like the four sails of a
> windmill,
> I think).
>
> -- Alan
>
>
> > 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
> > > come
> > > up with a great tag line...one that might work for all dance forms,
> Irish,
> > > Scottish, English AND of course our fav...Contra!
> > >
> > > Mary
> > > QCCD
> > >
> > > 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
> > > students
> > > > 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
> > > 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:
> > > >> http://**nonprofitmarketingtraining.**com/programs-workshops/**
> > > >> tagline-focus-project/<
> > >
> 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
> > > 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
> > > >>> QCCD
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