I think it would be best if only one term is used by callers at all dances. I think this quite important for beginners (not necessarily just the first time) who face enough confusion learning the terminology. One of the reasons why beginners don’t return is that it is too confusing.
And I too like hearing right shoulder round because it is descriptive. > On Mar 13, 2018, at 3:41 PM, Perry Shafran via Callers > <email@example.com> wrote: > > I happen to *like* right shoulder round and have liked it ever since three > callers at a dance event used it and it went rather flawlessly. I like the > fact that it is actually descriptive in what you're doing. I think that the > more we try to invent made-up words to try to make it sound fun and whimsey, > the more we are likely to upset dancers who don't like that we're changing > terms as it is. It may *sound* like a boring descriptor, but I feel my job > as a caller is to describe the move and let the dancer decide what the mood > is going to be for that individual dancer, based on their own feelings and > their own connection to the music. So I plan to stick with "right shoulder > round". >
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