I find pretty much any dance that ends with three changes of rights & lefts has 
people late to the first figure, because they take 8 counts to do those three 
changes (rather than 6 counts to do the three changes, and 2 counts to move on).

Read Weaver
Jamaica Plain, MA

> On Feb 1, 2018, at 10:26 AM, Rick Mohr via Callers 
> <callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
> Some dances require skill to make the timing work — like starting a figure 
> with dispatch so a later balance will be on time, or doing a figure leisurely 
> to avoid being early for the next one. But while many dancers have the 
> awareness to make things like that work, many dancers don’t. Since there are 
> plenty of fantastic dances without such challenges I tend not to call dances 
> which have them.
> But I’ve also found that such dances are great when I’m asked to lead a 
> workshop helping dancers improve their skills. Longtime dancers aren't eager 
> to change their habits, and having something concrete like making a balance 
> on time adds motivation, ideally opening a window where learning is possible.
> Unfortunately though I've discarded or passed on collecting most such dances! 
> Have any suggestions of good/great dances where the timing is tight or loose 
> in spots? 
> One of mine in that category is Crow Flight 
> (http://rickmohr.net/Contra/Dances.asp#CrowFlight 
> <http://rickmohr.net/Contra/Dances.asp#CrowFlight>). Learning opportunities 
> include gents flowing from swing to circle (common with aware dancers but a 
> revelation to some), ladies moving efficiently from circle to hey, and doing 
> a hey with two steps per pass (possibly realizing the difference between a 
> 3-change and 4-change half hey).
> Thanks for any ideas!
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