Seth Tepfer wrote:
So my original post asked for ... pointers about how
dancing on the fly (or not booking ahead).
How about this: Before a mixer, tell dancers that if they've booked ahead you will
give them special dispensation to put off that partner for this one dance, since it will
be a mixer. So go find someone you've never danced with (or not danced with tonight,
or some schtick) because this is, after all, a MIXER dance.
And if you choose to stay with a booked-ahead someone, well, it's your choice.
That might even work for a square, saying contra prebooks are suspended for this one
dance. (But give them some warning, like during the previous dance's walk-thru).
I've never tried this, but the logic makes sense in this moment. (Ah, but what will
next morning's logic bring? This may work only in areas with relatively high
concentrations of Catholics, since I don't know if the term "special
dispensation" is widely understood outside that religion.)