I usually start thinking about the program as soon as I book. Then as far out as two weeks I pull and practice dances, determine suitable music, refine a day or two before and then once at the dance change the whole program. Lol. Not really but once I get there I end up changing order or some dances. I've been pulling my similar yet substituting dances itn advance lately too.
On Mar 13, 2018 6:04 PM, "Bob Peterson via Callers" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 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> 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/ > > > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > >
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