Thanks Rich - 

I have a similar category system now and I am trying to be able to find dances with similar elements so that, like you said, it would be easier to find dances with specific elements.  

I have been using Callers Companion to program and like it, but find that I like to see my dance cards and look through dances with the same “types” of moves… that is why I am trying to decide how to go in that direction…

Will let you know what I come up with…..

Cheryl Joyal
630-667-3284 (cell)

On Apr 7, 2017, at 11:33 PM, Richard Hart via Callers <> wrote:

I have 4 categorizes for my dances in my card box.:

1. Easy contras
2. Medium difficulty contras
3. Hardest contras.
4. Triplets, circles, scatter mixers, etc.

Each dance clearly states the type: proper, improper, becket, etc. at the top of the card.

The thing that I can't do, but sometimes might like to do is to search for dances with particular calls such as hey, petronella turn, etc. That might be easier if I kept my dances on a tablet.

As I plan for a dance, I will go through each stack and pick out the dances of that type that I might like to call. And depending on the crowd, I can easily adjust the difficulty level up or down during the dance.

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:20 PM, Cheryl Joyal via Callers <> wrote:
I am at the point that I want to reorganize my dance box to be able to better program an evening.   I plan to go to “categories of dance features”, and have listed what I am thinking for possible categories below.  

I am wondering how others organize their boxes - if categories, what do you include ?  Do you file Becket and/or Double Progression separately from “dance categories”, or just note on card ?   

Or do you have another suggestion ?   

Possible Categories:

Easy and ONS Contras
California Twirl
Full Hey
1/2 Hey
Down the Hall
Mad Robin
Short Wavy Lines
Long Wavy Lines
Zig Zag
Balance the Ring
Box The Gnat
? Four Facing Four
? Becket
? Double Progression 
? Unique (e.g. Wizards Walk)

Appreciate your suggestions !!   Thanks - Cheryl

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