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Greg McKenzie grekenzie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 23:21:52 PDT 2011


I like the "dancing with the stars" idea.  Perhaps the whole point is to *
not* make sense.

I'll just throw out this one:

*Contras
*Extreme Social Dancing
(It;s not for everyone.)


I like the "extreme" part.  Kind of gives it an edge.

- Greg McKenzie

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On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Martha Edwards <meedwards at westendweb.com>wrote:

> 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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