I second Donna’s request for hard data, particularly on rising/falling/static attendance.
Let’s remember, too, that there are many factors involved in attendance, and also that a
series can buck the general trend. The church I attend, part of a national body that has
seen steep declines in my lifetime, has grown 30 percent over the last five years – for
the right reasons, one hopes.
New book: Square Dance Calling (ready Summer 2017)
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Just getting back to this thread, lots to catch up on.
Jeff and Ron: You both seem like the statisticians here. Is there any data that reflects
where in the country the LGBTQ gender-free dances are and where the communities that use
gender-free terminology are?
Ron: When you say that local dances attendance is down is there data about that compared
to dances where attendance is not down? Again, looking for information country wide or
even geographic area.