As a new caller I spend way too many hours preparing. I used to start weeks in advance, just so I could read all the choreography books I have. Now I’m down to 1 or 2 weeks. LOL. Where I’m spending most of my time nowadays is developing a sense of “story” and “biorhythm” to the program, and not just a logical progression of complexity. I look forward to getting it down to an hour!
By now I have been through my library enough and called enough that I have a couple special folders of fallback easy/fun/low-turnout dances to rely on when I need them. Having fallbacks makes programming simpler (thus faster) so I don’t need an absurd flowchart. (Yes, I tried that once.) > On Mar 13, 2018, at 17:28, Jean Gibson-Gorrindo via Callers > <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> > wrote: > > My calling took a big leap forward when I started paying more attention to > what I would say during the walk-thru, and practicing saying it out loud as > concisely as possible (Lisa Greenleaf influence!). I do this as well. Saying the teaching aloud, alone, helps me test and pare the words down. Walking a couple positions as well helps me aware of the dancer perspectives as well. \Bob Peterson http://contracorner.com/caller/ <http://contracorner.com/caller/>
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