Once again, frigid New Hampshire was home to another warm and special
Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend. It was great to see people from all
over the country who came to dance and learn. The SharedWeight lunch
gatherings were a couple of the high points for me. We had fascinating
discussions about style, teaching, stubborn minded dancers, stubborn
minded callers, psychology, choreography and so much more.
Both Beth Parkes and Nils Freidland's caller's workshops made us think
and philosophize this year. Beth's on what it means to be a
"professional" caller. And Nil's on why we dance, why we call and what
virtues we want and need to bring to the stage with us.
The retrospective video about Ralph Sweet by David Millstone was great!
Fun and funny and informative, David again shows his talent for
It would be great to hear from other people about their favorite parts.
It was great to see everyone who came!
Cynthia beat me to the punch. Yes, it's time for the Ralph Page Dance
Legacy Weekend again. Yes, we shall have a SharedWeight gathering during
lunch on Saturday in the dining area. For those who haven't been there
before, we push a bunch of tables together for an informal gathering. I
always look forward to seeing people from far away and meeting people
new to the lists.
I try to be there early with a little printed SharedWeight sign on the
table at the back of the dining hall. You'll recognize me on the dance
floor sporting a tie-dye bandanna. Or you can look at the picture on my
Safe travels everyone!