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.
Aside: strangely, this thread wasn't there when I looked on the Shared
Seth Tepfer wrote: Do you have any sense of how long that ½ hey for four in
couples in promenade position should take? I know in "Cranky Ingenuity" the
couple DSD is to take 8 counts but it is always tight and really should
take 10 and steals from the individual DSD
Response: Something that stood out immediately was that in A2, 4 couples
are swinging in a line. Ouch! 😋
On the point of the couple's hey, I'd suggest just taking handy hands,
rather than promenade, as in the dance Weave the Line.
Running it through my brain, it seems when a couple arrives at the end, and
just turn around, they will be standing around a for a couple/a few beats.
If that's right, that will throw off the idea of flow and continuity but I
understand the need to change places at the ends, by simply turning
individually, as opposed to wheeling around. Perhaps one could add
individual looping-around at the ends, such as in a single hey, which may
eat up the extra beats.
For me the bigger concern, I think, is the 4-in-line swing. One could
suggest keeping lateral distance across but that will be hard to maintain
given that the last swing with partner will tend, I think, to close it up
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