I hail from a rural area with no nearby dance communities. This June I held
a free community barn dance, featuring lots of Linda Leslie's "very easy
dances". Through the magic of newspapers I was able to connect with a
string band, and we had about 25 dancers, lots of whom left their email
addresses 'so you can invite us again next time.'
I'll head home for the holidays, the band is willing and the hall is
willing, so I'm planning to host another dance. The question is: should I
-the same dances
-the same easiness-level of dances, but different actual dances
-a dance or two that uses progressions?
The dancers in June learned very quickly, and aced the proto-progressions
in both Jefferson & Liberty, and Peak Bagger.
How much of that practice in June do I expect to carry forward to
November? Here was the program I wound up calling,
, pardon that the calling notes are mixed
in with my followup notes. Here were the dances I had prepared:
Thanks all in advance for your help!
Allison Jonjak, M.S., E.I.T.