[Callers] Best gigs
Rich Sbardella via Callers
callers at lists.sharedweight.net
Thu Mar 3 10:28:08 PST 2016
Although I have had many good nights as a square dance and/or contra dance
caller, My best gigs are often one night stands/party dances. It is a
thrill to see non dancers learn to move with the phtrase of music and see
those great smiles when they succeed. 40-100 people are a good size for
such a gig, and great music is always a plus. Success is much more
important than challenge.
Most of these parties are for a "community" that is already established, so
the dancers are already among friends. I am simply bringing them a new,
and joyful, way to interact.
No matter what kind of venue I call, a good way for me to judge a good
dance is to look at how many dancers stick around to the end.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Ron Blechner via Callers <
callers at lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> What makes for your "best" calling gigs?
> Measure any way you'd like... size, money, people, musicians, friends,
> dancers, community, etc. Been thinking about this for a while and
> reflecting myself, and wanted to hear what other callers think.
> In dance,
> Ron Blechner
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> Callers at lists.sharedweight.net
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