I come to almost all of my gigs with a program prepared in advance. For
each dance slot, I have multiple choices of dance compositions that all
fulfill the same purpose (same key figure, same type of progression, same
type of orientation, etc.), from which I choose depending on what I think
the crowd will enjoy most. I usually leave two slots open for on-the-fly
choices of glossary dances that I can call without a walk-through.
When I come to an event without a program already prepared, it is usually
because I anticipate moments when my choices of dance compositions may be
influenced by an insufficient number dancers for a contra line.
dugan at duganmurphy.com
From: Rich Sbardella <richsbardella(a)gmail.com>
To: "Caller's discussion list" <callers(a)sharedweight.net>
Subject: [Callers] Programming a Dance
I am curious how much time you all plan programming a dance before arriving
at a venue. If you do not preprogram, what is your approach for on the fly