I am wondering if you have any dances for low numbers of dancers (perhaps 6
or less), when most or all of the dancers are beginners and adults. I am
also wondering if you have any dances (presumably different dances), that do
not require choosing a partner and are good openers for beginner adults.
Thanks as always to all,
May have been talked about already so forgive me if it has. I have been
contracted to call a wedding in Oct. Currently covid numbers are rising in
my area and the bride, groom and I have talked about vaccines (yes),
alcohol (no) and what if.
Normally I do not require a deposit but I do expect payment upon arrival at
venue. The question is: what to request as cancellation payment.
What do others put in your contracts regarding this?
Thanks in advance.
Hi everyoneThis is kind of a newbie question. I've never called Naked In California [Nils Fredland] before and I'm thinking about how to teach it. I think I've mostly figured it out, but I welcome your comments on my thoughts below:(1) I would like for everyone to identify their shadows straight away. I think the best way is to have everyone take hands in long lines then "If you are on the end and your left hand is free, your shadow is the person in your right hand (introduce yourselves). Everyone else, your shadow is the person across and two to the left of you". Is there a better way? (2) After the partner allemande, if the dancers on the ends have no one in the right hand, it seems to me that they have to stay put (there is no wrap around etc.). Is that correct?(3) It looks like people out on the ends need to swap in the usual way.Thanks for any help you can provide.Ted
Opps. I sent this only to Michael. Resending to the list.
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From: Bree Kalb <breekalb(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Callers] Re: Trying to put together a program from a limited
To: Michael Dyck <jmdyck(a)ibiblio.org>
You probably don’t have permission to show the figures for Becky’s Brouhaha
because the author is too busy having a stunning career. If folks reading
this don’t know who Rhiannon Giddens is, I encourage you to check her out.
She used to dance and call and play music in the Greensboro and Chapel
Hill, NC area and got distracted from her training in Opera by the music we
all love. She recently replaced YoYo Ma as the Artistic Director for Silk
Road and was nominated (again) for two Grammys.
On Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM Michael Dyck via Contra Callers <
> On 2021-11-30 9:46 p.m., Cheryl Joyal via Contra Callers wrote:
> > Could you share the cards for
> > Apples and chocolate
> That one's visible in The Caller's Box:
> > Becky’s Brouhaha
> For that one, we don't have permission to show the figures:
> but we do have links to where it does appear, e.g. about 9 years ago on
> mailing list:
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Wow, I just got asked to call the first half (of a two hour) tonight, which means there is no one else to do it. I call occasionally on open calling nights and I think it will go ok, but no one would say I am a skilled caller, and I have a small repertoire I call from, which are:
Apples and Chocolate
The Nice Combination
Becket in the Kitchen
Roll in the Hey
Old Time Elixir#2
So, I'm humbly soliciting advice for putting together a first half out of the possibilities above, with many thanks.
Also, there is a tune the band likes to play, a pretty smooth one by Tom Turino called "Nighthawk 750". I'm looking for a dance that works well with this one.