Oh gosh, this is an interesting question because as a young dancer/caller,
I suppose I'm sort of like the fish who asks "what's water?" but for
it's worth, a few moves that I can think of as particularly popular with me
and my cohort are box circulates, mad robins, and pousettes, as well as a
good circle right. Maybe square through and Rory O'Moore make this list as
A few dances I'd recommend: Folklike Frolic
<https://contradb.com/dances/497> by Lindsey Dono, Playground Stomp
<http://contradances.tumblr.com/post/117812007820/playground-stomp> by Ron
Blechner, A Thing of Trust <https://contradb.com/dances/248> by Chris Page,
or my own Barack Me Obamadeus
Neighbor On the Wall
Ice <http://contra.maiamccormick.com/dances.html#violetice> (the latter is
a set up in difficulty but also was quiet literally written to be a
cool-hip-young-people dance, so do with that what you will).
You can of course get more where these came from by looking at stuff from
the younger choreographer crowd -- in addition to the folks who wrote the
above dances, Yoyo Zhou <https://epicyclic.org/dance/compositions.html> comes
to mind as one of that demographic. I'm sure there are others that I'm
blanking on at the moment. I've also yet to dance a boring Rick Mohr
Let me know if you want any more specific recommendations!
Best of luck,
On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 4:26 PM Amy Cann via Callers <
Hi all. I'm heading in to Boston this weekend to
call a double bill for
BIDA -- family dance for an hour, then potluck, then the regular Sunday
It's intergenerational, leans young/collegiate, uses "Larks/Ravens" (just
found this out) and is in general all things hip.
I am staring at my cards and feeling... Ralph Page-y. Out of date.
Wayyyy too many proper dances. Not enough "cool moves".
What's your current dance that adapts well to gender-role-free, has an
interesting "hook", isn't too hard, keeps everyone moving, and in general
comes across as "cool"?
Low mental piece count, but interesting pieces?
Contras, sicilians, circles all welcome. Also links to any past threads on
here w/ a similar focus.
I'm going to go drink my Postum.
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