I'll echo this viewpoint. I value the opportunity to go different places and learn different ways of doing things. I feel that much more is lost in uniformity than is gained.JacobOn Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Chet Gray via Callers <email@example.com.
net> wrote:In regards to the present variety in role terminology, I may be fairly alone in this opinion, but I hope we never intentionally arrive at a grand consensus.
I love that different terms for roles have sprung up in different communities, just as I love that so many wonderful terms have sprung up for eye-turn/shoulder-turn/spiral. I love hearing "allemande", "hand turn", and "hand 'round" in different communities. I love that "dosado" means drastically different things in different long-lived community ("square") dances. I love that some communities default to hands-across stars while others default to wrist-hold stars. I love that there are at least three different promenade positions, and each is default in different communities. As much as my engineer brain would enjoy it, I hope we never have a CALLERLAB to strictly define terminology and steps for contra dances.On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Donna Hunt via Callers <firstname.lastname@example.org
t> wrote:I'm sad to hear that so many groups are using different role terms and such a variety to boot. Not only do our beginners have to learn a brand new vocabulary (sometimes in a foreign language) and then remember the movement to go with those new words, but now they have to deal with remembering a role that there's no basis for, and that role term changes at different dance locations. Augh my head hurts just thinking about it.
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