There has been an interesting discussion on the shared weight callers list, which is relevant to us as organizers.
Basically, one of the newer/developing callers was sharing her frustration about feeling shut out of the "bigger" gigs, in part because some of those organizers weren't interested in experimenting with "untested" talent, in part because they wanted to maintain certain 'standards' of skill and performance.
I could see her point, as a caller wanting other gigs, but also can see the point of the organizers, whose first responsibility is not necessarily to cultivate growth in the caller/musician community but is rather to run a series that meets the expectations of the dancers and the organizers themselves.
Anyhow, I was curious about what the rest of you organizer folks might think about this tension and how you've balanced it.
I'll send a condensed version of the content of the caller emails (without names and extraneous details) in a subsequent msg.
- Chrissy Fowler
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