Lisa Greenleaf and Brad Foster are presenting a workshop-- "Contra Dance
Calling: Beyond the Basics"--for intermediate contra dance callers. The workshop
itself is June 24 in Amherst, MA, but registration is open now and a lottery
will be held next week if there are more callers interested than there are
available slots in the workshop.
Please pass this information along to folks who might be interested in and could
benefit from this opportunity.
Full information is available at the Country Dance and Song Society website:
"This small, pilot program has space for up to 25 callers who have previous
calling experience (from at least half an evening of contras through decades of
calling). It's a chance to take classes with master callers Lisa Greenleaf and
Brad Foster. Classes will address topics that are pertinent to callers attending
the event. Topics might include the language of teaching figures, how to get to
the next level, communicating with the band, teaching and calling challenging
contras, etc. You may request other topics on the registration form."
"There will also be time to meet other callers and discover ways you can support
each other in strengthening your calling abilities. One session will offer tools
for giving and receiving feedback. All participants will have the opportunity to
call a dance and receive feedback, either during the day or at a public contra
dance that evening. Live music will be provided by fiddlers Amy Larkin and
Shirley White with Linda Henry on piano."