I vaguely remember sending something. The most
effective thing I've ever
found to say to a newbie:
"Newbies have two responsibilities: Smile a LOT, and get pushed around
The biggest problem and the biggest filter for our community is that we
have ALL been through the initial hurdle of having a good time while being
clueless in public. I tried to help a "guy" tonight by telling him this,
and he honestly just shook his head. Being clueless, and NOT being happy
about it, is certainly a guy thing. He tried really hard for his
girlfriend, but just didn't seem to overcome that barrier.
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I got the message with Delia's document,
which I really like. But
whatever Mac and Larry sent did not appear in my inbox. Could you
Thanks, Liz Sturgen
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On Thursday, September 4, 2014 Emily Addison via Organizers
Delia, Mac, and Larry --- thanks so much for sharing your resources!
Delia - I especially loved the tone of the handout you sent... beautiful.
I had forgot but I had written something on this 5yrs ago for our
However, it certainly
wasn't meeting the need I was looking for as I wouldn't be trying to
create something similar now. [Also wayyyy too long winded.] :) It does
have some info that folks might find interesting though.
I'm planning on listening carefully to a workshop George Marshall's
offering this month in Ottawa called "How to become everyone's favourite
dance partner"... he should have many great ideas.
And then... I hope to learn lots at Puttin' On The Dance 2: Hands Across
the Border too!!!! :)
On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Delia Clark <deliaclark8(a)gmail.com
Here's something from my files. I haven't used it, so can't speak
to its effectiveness, but maybe you could adapt it. Attribution is
at the bottom.
On Sep 2, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Emily Addison via Organizers
Hey Dance Organizers,
Hope things are going well in your dance communities with the
Up here in Ottawa, we'd like to have some targeted information
new dancers that (1) might encourage them to come back and
(2) share some fundamental tips for contra dancing. We're thinking
a dedicated page on our website as well as a handout.
Plus... ... I'm wondering about something similar for our general
community... along the lines of a workshop title that George
Marshall is going to offer up here this fall... "How to be
everyone's favourite dance partner". Tips for basic key etiquette
Do you have a page, handout, or other resources that you direct
dancers to, or
something specific for new folks???
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