If you have any experience leading Civil War events, and are not far from the St Louis
area, here's an opportunity for you.
Hermann Heritage Days, Saturday Sept 15, 2018
"We expect a hundred max dancers. The band is local and good but not experienced in
civil war balls, however they will be easy to work with. It takes place in a period
outdoor courtyard of the White House hotel.
I am looking for a caller who spends less time teaching and more time dancing. I hate it
when the caller spends 30 minutes teaching a new dance then 15 minutes dancing. I expect
the dance to last 1 1/2 hours, maybe more."
Pay is negotiable. "Hopefully as local as possible so I don't have to pay a big
travel expense :) " Hermann is a little ways west of St Louis. The contact prefers a
text message. Rather than post his digits on here, shoot me an email.
If it will persuade someone to take this on, I can send you a typical CW program with
prompts. --Karen D. in Michigan with weekend plans already otherwise I'd do it
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Pro tip: if you want private gigs, respond ASAP. Jim Thaxter did, and I think he'll be
handling this one.
FWIW, I also reached out to the Childgrove Country Dancers via their web page, and a
couple of FB pages, St Louis Contra Dance, and "Rising Contra Callers."
My own web page includes search terms such as "Civil War" but apparently the
seeker didn't hit the Google machine.
Bright side: How to Find a Dance Caller 101 is being propagated and shared around.
And I still get to go do what I had planned for next weekend.