If you go to the archive https://firstname.lastname@example.org and type "challenging", many threads come up.
On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:13 PM, Jerome Grisanti via Callers < email@example.com> wrote: > Chuck, > > I would encourage you to have plenty of easy to medium-easy dances > available, and avoid programming all complex dances. > > Consider an easy dance done as a no-walk-through, or with minimal > walk-through, or with a focus on executing this one little timing thing > well so the whole crowd can have success with the dance. There is a reason > for it to be in the program, and a satisfaction with doing it well. > > So, yes, pepper the dance with complexity, but don't make the whole recipe > taste like pepper. > > Complexity can include: unusual formations, unusual figures, unusual music > (outside the 32-bar structure, for example), unusual interactions (shadows, > or same-sex swings). > > Also, consider using dances with figures that are unusual but not > difficult (ex: circle right). This puts experienced dancers out of their > pattern but does not unduly strain them. (It also puts beginning dancers on > even footing with experienced dancers, when you use this technique for > regular dance evenings). > > Good luck, I'm sure it'll be fun! > > --Jerome > > > Jerome Grisanti > 660-528-0858 <(660)%20528-0858> > http://www.jeromegrisanti.com > > "Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and > power and magic in it." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:38 AM, Charles via Callers < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> Hello list members, >> >> I will be calling my first session of "Challenging Dances" soon, and I >> have a few questions: >> >> 1. Is there an archived discussion on this topic that any one knows >> about, and if so could someone point me to it? >> >> 2. If not, I'm wondering about other callers' experiences with these >> dances - how "challenging" is generally appropriate? (Bear in mind this is >> not Greenfield, Concord, or a similar dance series where it's safe to >> assume most dancers will be very experienced/skilled). What sort of "arc" >> has worked well for such sessions? I know the final program will be >> determined by the level of those who actually show up to the dance, but >> it'd be nice to start with a general frame of reference. >> >> 3. Any favorite challenging dances anyone has been having particular fun >> with lately? (I have a good assortment but am always looking for new ones). >> >> >> Thanks! Chuck >> >> _______________________________________________ >> List Name: Callers mailing list >> List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net >> Archives: https://email@example.com/ >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > >
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