You could add "happier callers" to that as well. Callers also feed
off the energy of the crowd. In general it is much more fun to call to
a large, enthusiastic crowd than to a small crowd.
Caller of Contra, Square, English and Early American Dances
jsivier AT illinois DOT edu
Dance Page: http://www.sivier.me/dance_leader.html
Q: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
A: It depends on what dance you call!
On 2/25/2019 1:10 PM, Kimbi Hagen via Organizers wrote:
Happier musicians*. We dancers don’t just feed off
their energy; they
feed off ours too.
*Which has the potential for growing the local music scene
<organizers-bounces+jethi=icloud.com(a)lists.sharedweight.net> on behalf
of Emily Addison via Organizers <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
*Reply-To: *Emily Addison <emilyladdison(a)gmail.com>
*Date: *Monday, February 25, 2019 at 1:45 PM
*To: *organizers shared weight <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
*Subject: *[Organizers] The benefits of increased attendance --- your ideas?
Can I pick your brain on a project that I'm working on for CDSS? It
relates to revenue sources for dances.
Probably the obvious way to increase revenue is by increasing
attendance.... although I know this can be extremely hard.
I'm wondering - other than revenue, what are other benefits to having
more dancers at your event? Here's a list that I've started....
More dancers results in:
-The dance feeling like a more exciting event …. “the place to be”
-More people available to invite their friends next time. (As we know –
the best way to get new dancers is through word-of-mouth)
More people to support your events moving forward (i.e., as volunteers,
-More options for dance partners – which can be helpful for certain dancers!
-Potential for a more diverse crowd in terms of age, experience,
ethnicity, gender identity, etc.
Any insight welcome!!!
With thanks :)
Emily in Ottawa