I was at that dance weekend in Durham that Andy blogged about. I certainly
wouldn't call myself an "avid contra dancer" but I was probably the only
one there who wasn't. (I'm a traditional square caller, having given up
calling contras about 15 years ago). At any rate - I highly recommend
Andy's teaching and great skill in "translating" MWSD language to contra
language. I once was a member of an MWSD club back when I was in graduate
school (an undisclosed number of years ago) - because Bob Dalsemer
recommended it to me! It made me a better dancer and a better caller - and
I think that is a great reason for contemporary contra dancers to stretch
and try this form!
On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:09 AM Tom Hinds twhinds(a)earthlink.net
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I attempted to call modern western at Pinewoods and then latter Buff.
Gap (in the early 90s). Unfortunately there was always one person
that wasn't up for it. One person in each class had a very hard time
learning the new moves while the rest of the class had no difficulty
So I had to drastically change my plan and expectations.
*Executive Director, Division for Learning Disabilities, Council for