I didn't read Cary's comments about squares as an "objection", just
that Cary was rebutting the comment by George: "squares are just like
contras, only you have to listen."
On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:40 PM, Jacob Nancy Bloom via Callers
> Cary, some of your objections to squares seem a bit contradictory. Let me
> re-state them, and see if I've understood you correctly.
> Some squares are unphrased, and those squares have less opportunity to
> connect your movement to the music.
> Many squares are danced for a shorter time than contradances are usually
> danced, and therefore take relatively longer to teach compared to the
> dancing time.
> Many squares are mixers, and therefore have less time dancing with your
> original partner than in a contra.
> Some squares have visiting couple dances, in which the dancers can only make
> movements in place during some of the music.
> In all square dances, the need to listen for the calls interferes with the
> relationship you would like to have with the music.
> Have I understood your points correctly? Or have I not quite understood
> your meaning?
> Jacob Bloom
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Cary Ravitz via Callers
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Some things that people to not like about squares -
>> less movement/music connection due to lack of strict phrasing
>> having to listen to the caller breaks the movement/music connection
>> teaching time
>> mixer squares breaks the partner connection
>> visiting squares leave people "out of the dance" for long periods.
>> I find squares and contras completely different.
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