Linda Leslie wrote one of my favorite super easy fun dances for all ages: Do Si Three.
When I looked for the link, I discovered that she has an entire website with more easy
dances she’s written: http://www.lindalesliecaller.website/very-easy-dances.html
p.s. If someone brings a child under 3 or so I suggest they dance as one person. The child
usually gets tired and wants to be picked up 1/2 way through the dance anyway, so it
solves that problem before it happens.
From: Winston, Alan P. via Callers
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Callers] ONS with a *tiny* inexperienced crowd?
On 1/26/2016 7:53 AM, Don Veino via Callers wrote:
I've agreed to an extremely last minute "Hoe Down" gig this Saturday for a
local church, where I'm promised 25-75 people of mixed ages. No dance experience at
I've reset their expectation to a family/barn dance - no cowboy outfits on the
performers, no line dances. They asked for some squares - ok. If the crowd is really that
size, I'm all set. Have the material, live music with a contra and squares, etc.
fiddler & piano player. Good to go.
My nightmare is there's only 5 people that show, say: a toddler, a teen, 2 parents
and a grandparent. I have a few things I might do with that small number of inexperienced
folks, but not enough to fill 2 (fun) hours.
Any ideas on what you'd do/use in that instance? I'm all ears!