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,
I understand that some people object to the use of the word
Dixie (I don't necessarily agree, but please let's not get into that now).
I am currently using "Grand Twirl" as an alternative name for
a Dixie Twirl, since "Grand" generally implies "everyone" and the move
applies to all four dancers in the line.
Has anyone come up with a better term?
John Sweeney, Dancer, England john(a)modernjive.com 01233 625 362 & 07802
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Contras are starting back up, and I thought we might play a little game.
I recently had the joy of calling my "most Vermont gig ever".
I had to go down a dirt road to get there.
Hosted by a farm, it was outdoors in a cow pasture.
Half way through the cows came down to the adjacent pasture.
There was a fabulou view of the sunset on the nearby mountains
The music was a wonderful local band.
The dancers were intergenerational, kids with grandparents and folks in
When I finished my gig, I went to another contra dance less than an hour
Over half of my pay was in maple syrup.
So that's my "most Vermont gig ever". What's a quintessential experience
calling for you? The most ______ gig ever, where the blank might be your
own state, or festival, or wedding, etc.?
Happy dancing, happy calling!