I also use "face-to-face", which I learned from Eric. I've heard Steve Z-A and Lisa G switch to these terms, at least where I've heard them call.
I also use "right shoulder round" when it's a multi-caller event and that's what people like. We agreed to this for Flurry Festival last month, and it worked well all weekend with thousands of dancers. I want to also echo that anything that sounds too much like g*psy is going to rub at least some people the wrong way. I also thought jets/rubies was a winner, and I've acknowledged that too many people think jet is a problem. In dance, Ron Blechner On Thu, Mar 15, 2018, 12:00 AM Eric Black via Callers < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I’m still bemused and befuddled that not so many years ago, this dance > move was decried because of perceived forced invasion of personal space. > People did not want to be told that they had to make eye contact when they > were not comfortable with it, that they did not like being told to flirt > with people they did not choose. Some of us callers told dancers that the > eye contact was optional, that the essential part of the move was that it > was a face-to-face do-si-do, no spins or twirls, just moving around each > other. > > Now the argument against the name of the move has completely lost all > ground on that front. > > For some years I’ve used “face-to-face”, teaching it with the memorable > description “imagine a short gold chain joining the rings in your noses”. > Eye contact is optional, and not directed; dancers will or will not make > eye contact as they choose. In private communication with a young caller > who is very vocal in various discussion fora I said there was no need to > attribute the term to me. Maybe I should have insisted. > > I’ve tried “right [left] shoulder round” with favorable reception. > > ANYway, if we’ve been making progress in removing real or perceived > invasions of personal space, and gender issues, why regress in order to > change the name of a dance move to make progress in removing real or > perceived ethnic slurs? > > And no, “spiral” is out of the question. It’s a different move that > includes changing the distance between the dancers, whereas the move under > discussion does not. English dancers know the difference. > > Eric Black > e...@eric-black.com > > > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://email@example.com/ >
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