Thanks for the suggestions! I've gotten lots of fun ideas on and off list; and resources I should go and check out. (I'll admit, I've picked up some of the CDSS pamphlet/books in the past, and been underwhelmed by their utility; but it sounds like there are some other ones to pick up). 

Part of my motivation for this is trying to go into my child's pre-school for a dance program. My daughter knows enough about contra that she wants to dance (she's now started writing dances, which I guess shows me what I've been modelling...) but my calling gigs are too usually past her bedtime. So I'm trying to find things that make it feel like a dance for her. 

I'm sure I'll end up using this material in other situations (recently got a call from a family center about a dance, etc). 

Thanks again.

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Luke Donforth <> wrote:
Hi Folks,

I've got my collection of family dances that I use with mixed age groups. But I wonder if anyone has recommendations for family dance stuff when you don't have the full family?

What's good for ~12 pre-schoolers (age 3 to 5) when they aren't dancing with their parents; and you have maybe 2 other adults total. It seems dubious they'd get through even two dances, so give me your favorite if you have one.



Luke Donforth