On 2/21/2016 12:19 AM, Chris Page via Callers wrote:
I'd really recommend talking to the organizers.
And possibly watching
one of their normal events.
Here's some of my thoughts on potential biggies:
-Many people will likely keep the same partner throughout the evening.
-The expected flow of the evening is very different -- typically they're
used to doing two dances with the same partner of about 6-10 (?)
minutes, and then a rest break. Potentially involving snacks. Rinse and
-Swings are neither expected nor required. Without further instruction,
they'll go just once around, twirl, and stop.
-Be very careful about too much consecutive clockwise motion.
-You may have to adjust for the age level of the group. In general, MWSD
groups tend to be older.
-They're really not used to hearing the phrase of the music.
-Dropping out the calls may be traumatic for some.
-Contra is much more aerobic than squares.
It sounds like asymmetrical dances where half the people can rest while
the others are doing something could be handy additions to your
repertoire. That would address a lot of these issues.