Good luck and have fun in Maine! A few thoughts about your program: your
first half has three dances with some form of going to the center (two with
4 in line, and another with actives); then you have a fourth one in the
second half. I would encourage you to strive for more variety. How about a
dance with some Petronella balances/twirls, Give & Take, Rory O'More type
Balance/slides? I have also found that doing triplets in the first half
works out a bit better. If I wait for the second half, the energy level is
sometimes reduced a bit too much; but they are perfect for some variety
In the second half, almost all of the dances have the women in the center
(allemandes or chains mostly), so I would suggest taking a look at trying to
replace at least one. Since it is a long evening, you might want to consider
calling at least one dance that has only one swing (partner).
Hope these ideas help!
warmly, Linda Leslie