Those of you who organize your cards by categories, what do you do when
a dance falls across 2 or more categories? Do you have multiple cards?
Seems like that would get bulky in a hurry (I'm remembering Becky Hill's
suitcase full of cards).
On 4/8/2017 8:36 AM, Joy Greenwolfe via Callers wrote:
> I organize my box by how I think of the components of a program. So I
> have dances arranged by distinctive feature or slot in the program, or
> whatever features sticks out.
> I have my categories color coded by type of move (in the box, not the
> card, necessarily). For instance:
> Orange for easy or basic components, dark green for distinctive (doesn’t
> fit in other categories), yellow for smooth moves, light green for
> balancy, puntuated dances, pink for moves that trade people around,
> other formations, and ONS/family dance formations. I use those color
> tabs that I can stick onto a card to make a divider.
> You might notice that I also have a split between swirly moves and more
> balancy moves.
> First dances
> Good basic
> Fun ending dances
> Allemandy and stars - basic, swirly
> Gene Hubert (yes, he gets his own swirly category)
> New (dances still early in my use)
> Down the hall
> First Heys
> 1/2 Hey and unusual
> Other Heys
> Smooth progression
> UNique/unexpected progressions
> Wavy lines
> ROM (Rory O’More)
> Box the gnat/star thru
> Pull By hands/square thru
> Swap & Circulate
> 1/2 Figure 8s/Contra corners
> 1s & 2s, equal/unequal
> Trailbuddy Easy/diagonal
> Trailbuddy complex
> Other Formations - 4x4s, triplets
> ONS/Family - longways
> ONS/Family - circles, mixers, others
> In use, I’ll think, "Oh, I’d like something with a rollaway next," so I
> look there. Or if a crowd of newbees walk in, I can go to my easy basic,
> or any of my first few categories.
> You could look at your cards and see which ones clump up into categories
> of similar dances, and where you need to bolster your collection. See
> what works for you!
> Joy Greenwolfe
> Durham, NC
>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 12:40 AM, Cheryl Joyal via Callers
>> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
>> Thanks Jack ! What a great list !
>> I like some of the ones I was stuck on where to put - e.g. basics.
>> Appreciate it !
>> Cheryl Joyal
>> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
>> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
>> 630-667-3284 (cell)
>> On Apr 7, 2017, at 11:31 PM, Jack Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
>> My current set (probably due for modification / update soon). In
>> particular, I really need to improve the divisions in "smooth"
>> dances. But it has served me reasonably well for a while now.... You
>> are welcome to what of it is useful. Hope it helps!
>> Smooth (with heys)
>> Smooth (without)
>> Ring Balance
>> Rory O'Moore
>> Long to Short Waves
>> Allemande (without waves of any sort)
>> Along the set (pull by's, zig zag, big oval promenade, etc)
>> Down the hall
>> Star Promenade
>> Square Thru
>> Tune Specific
>> 4 face 4
>> Contra corners
>> Multiple progression
>> Singing Squares
>> One Night Stand / Party Dances
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