I'm writing as a happy attendee of several of Dugan's classes.
I really enjoyed the classes I took - Dugan had organized them so they work really well
over Zoom, and they work well for mixed levels of experience - and even as a pretty
experienced caller I felt that I learned something and was exposed to things I hadn’t
thought of before. Dugan has introduced a couple of new classes and I’ve eagerly signed up
for them. It’s also just fun to get to geek out with other callers and see their faces /
hear their voices. Heartily recommend.
From: Dugan Murphy via Contra Callers <contracallers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:16 AM
To: contracallers(a)lists.sharedweight.net <contracallers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
Subject: [Callers] New Topics: Online Caller Classes
A couple weeks ago I announced on here that I decided to offer some online caller classes.
Then 29 people registered 54 times for 4 different classes scheduled 8 times over 9
I'm calling that a success! So I developed two new classes ("Leading Great
Community Dances" and "Programming and Reading Dancers") and scheduled them
along with the classes I've already done.
Each of the 6 classes is scheduled twice between April 8 and April 21.
- Calling 101: An introduction to contra dance calling for experienced contra dancers
with zero calling experience
- Picking Good Dances: Advanced skills in recognizing bad contra choreography and honing
in on collecting good dances for your repertoire
- Utilizing Variety: Learn how to design an experiential journey for contra dancers
through choreographic and musical variety
- Challenging Dancers Just Enough: Learn exactly what makes a dance too complex or just
right for your crowd
- Programming and Reading Dancers: Build a great program of dances in advance and
recognize signals on the fly to help you choose the right dances in the moment
- Leading Great Community Dances: Succeed at calling gigs with very few or no
participants who regularly attend contra dance events, such as community dances, weddings,
and family dances
They are listed together here:
At the links above you can find descriptions of each online class and online registration
for each one.
Let me know if you have any questions about the classes. I hope to see your face online
dugan at duganmurphy.com<http://duganmurphy.com/>