What Chrissy Said!
Without trying to open this discussion, I suspect it will still be a long while before we
will be dancing in person, so having that discussion is setting up people to think they
could be doing it soon. Instead talking about all the different ways we can
connect-socials, food prep parties, games, online dances, etc-would be powerful. These
are things communities can do NOW to reconnect.
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On Jan 12, 2021, at 11:43 AM, Chrissy Fowler <ktaadn_me(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
An alternative could be sharing what groups are doing now, or have been doing during this
time, to engage and inspire their dancers/musicians/leaders as well as members of your
I’m on a Maine Arts Commission conference today, for arts orgs of all types, and there’s
lots about reframing and reinventing.
Also about positively connecting with constituents in a variety of ways, including
Those sorts of topics could be more concrete (and would steer you away from what I would
see as a potential morass of confusion and contradictions and uncertainty, as far as
trying to project what might be useful strategies and imperatives for reopening...
especially when so much is up in the air.)
Cheering you on!
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Would it be helpful to have public health professionals on the zoom who could help?
Coming up with metrics to define a safe level to reopen could be a discussion point of
Of course the discussion of vaccinated or not will be heated. Framing that discussion in a
way to ensure a positive, constructive one will be critical.
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From: Emily Addison via Organizers <organizers(a)lists.sharedweight.net>
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Subject: [External] [Organizers] Your input in the focus for Dance Flurry organizer
Hi fellow organizers,
I hope folks are doing fairly well. These are certainly interesting times.
Given that some of you attend the annual organizer discussion at the Dance Flurry, I
wanted to check in about the focus of this year's session.
I've drafted a description for the session (see below). Do you have any thoughts? I
feel as though February might be good time to start talking about how to restart our dance
events, even if we don't know when. (The vaccine rollout is giving me a tentative
hopeful feeling that gatherings might start in within the next year.)
Any advice/thoughts are welcome including alternative topics. The only topic I'm wary
of tackling are those that relate to when dances should open as I'm not a health
expert and we won't be bringing in health experts to be part of the discussion.
Organizers Unite - Talking about the HOW of restarting our events!
Join our annual Flurry organizers discussion for a unique focus this year... talking about
the HOW of restarting our events. Share your thoughts and ideas about how your community
plans to restart dancing, re-engage long standing dancers, and attract new participants.
(We won't focus much on the WHEN of reopening as those decisions depend highlighly on
the pandemic and professional health advice.)
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