I've reorganized my cards a few times and each time I add new categories.
The guiding question for deciding whether or not to create a category,
which also helps me decide which category to assign a card that could fit
into two or more sections, is this:
What about this dance would cause me to include or avoid it at a particular
point in my program?
For glossary dances, I might be looking for a dance that progresses with a
California twirl because the last dance I called progressed with a star. I
like to include Petronella- and Rory O'More-inspired dances in most of my
programs, so I go looking for dances with those, regardless of how they
I recommend asking this question of your own programming choices and let
that inform your card organization system.
dugan at duganmurphy.com
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 20:20:13 -0500
From: Cheryl Joyal via Callers <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
To: "callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net" <callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
Subject: [Callers] How do you organize your Dance Card Boxes ?
Categories or Other Suggestions ?
I am at the point that I want to reorganize my dance box to be able to
better program an evening. I plan to go to ?categories of dance
features?, and have listed what I am thinking for possible categories below.
I am wondering how others organize their boxes - if categories, what do you
include ? Do you file Becket and/or Double Progression separately from
?dance categories?, or just note on card ?
Or do you have another suggestion ?
Easy and ONS Contras
Down the Hall
Short Wavy Lines
Long Wavy Lines
Balance the Ring
Box The Gnat
? Four Facing Four
? Double Progression
? Unique (e.g. Wizards Walk)
Appreciate your suggestions !! Thanks - Cheryl