1 If you want to do a singing call yo Louie Louie, why not? If you have
fun with it, the dancers will have fun with it.
2 Lots of the old singing calls were intended to have the dancers doing the
figures at the same time that they were being called, but yhe assumption
behind those dances was that the dancers would do them so often that they
would memorize the figure. Callers have been coming up with ways to modify
those old squares for decades, in order to prompt the dancers right before
the figure should be done. Your current version of Louie Louie has lots of
places where the dancers are standing and waiting for the call. I think it
would be a good idea to modify it so that the call comes at the point when
you would prompt if you weren't singing, either as part of the lyrics, or
spoken between the lyrics.
On Oct 16, 2017 12:12 PM, "Ridge Kennedy srk3nn3dy(a)gmail.com
[trad-dance-callers]" <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I'm including a link to a YouTube video (many thanks to Cindy Harris) that
was created on Friday at the Pittsburgh Contra Dance.
The dance has been a work in progress for -- well maybe 15 years -- maybe
even a bit more. I've done it about five or six times. Friday was the
latest iteration. There are a few obvious bobbles, but it's a pretty clean
My question, to anyone who cares to take a look at it is this. Is it:
A) Interesting, looks like fun, go ahead and share it with the world
B) Blackmail material; delete it and let it not see the light of day
You can comment (kindly please) on list or directly to me at mailto:
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Here's the link:
ps: Same day -- I also attended the annual celebration of Game Seven of
the 1960 World Series. The organizers replay the radio broadcast at The
Wall -- a portion of the old Forbes Field outfield wall. The game was nip
and tuck -- back and forth -- an epic battle and -- The Pirates Won!
Mazeroski came through again, hitting the greatest home run in baseball
history. What a game!
Ridge Kennedy [Exit 145]
When you stumble, make it part of the dance.