Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2018-02-27 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
If I'm reading this correctly, I'd like to note that "zesty" versus "community" is not determined by geography, i.e. rural versus urban, but rather one of the culture that's been available/created/nourished/stumbled-upon. In my region you have Harvest Moon that runs both t

[Organizers] How do you, as organizers, support/encourage/manifest inclusivity at your dances?

2018-12-16 Thread Winston, Alan P. via Organizers
Organizers -- What do you do or have seen others do to build inclusivity at your dances? What is your vision of inclusivity? Culturally, how do you balance a culture of consent (nobody *owes* anybody else a dance, you can refuse without explanation at any time and dance with somebody else

Re: [Organizers] How do you, as organizers, support/encourage/manifest inclusivity at your dances?

2018-12-17 Thread Luke Donforth via Organizers
PM Winston, Alan P. via Organizers < > organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote: > >> Organizers -- >> >> What do you do or have seen others do to build inclusivity at your >> dances? >> >> What is your vision of inclusivity? >> >> Culturally,

Re: [Organizers] How do you, as organizers, support/encourage/manifest inclusivity at your dances?

2018-12-17 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
eitzso http://atgaga.com Organizers -- What do you do or have seen others do to build inclusivity at your dances?  What is your vision of inclusivity? Culturally, how do you balance a culture of consent (nobody *owes* anybody else a

[Organizers] mini-beginner contra courses - ideas?

2018-04-21 Thread Emily Addison via Organizers
weeks long. - Not only about moves but knowing where to be when, transitions, timing, culture, etc. Pros/Cons of doing something like this...??? There are many but here are a few thoughts: - Pro: Despite our community being super welcome (at least we think so), some people are just

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2018-02-26 Thread Bill Frysinger via Organizers
A belated follow-up to Chrissy's "subtle point": I don't agree that it is subtle - I think the culture of a contra dance in a rural area is fundamentally different than a "zesty modern urban" contra dance. We were discussing this on the way home after the Flurry, and I truly

Re: [Organizers] what to do about a dancer with dementia

2017-10-24 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
, what joy to dance almost gingerly with him. I don't really know how we create a culture of inclusiveness at dances (which is my professed ideal). Or in the world, for that matter. And inclusiveness might not be a priority for every dance community. (Certainly isn't a priority the whole world

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2018-02-18 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
ith their peers? Yes. Plenty of dancing and plenty of sitting on the sides chatting. Is there a strong overall culture of consent? Is the default: “dance with who’s coming at you”? Yes, to both. People are nice aka considerate to each other, in general. Some people are insensitive, whic

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Alexandra Deis-Lauby via Organizers
swapping or in other ways? Is that mirrored among the older dancers or vice versa? Do the young ppl have ample opportunity to dance with and socialize with their peers? Is there a strong overall culture of consent? Is the default: “dance with who’s coming at you”? Do people ask what dance

Re: [Organizers] mini-beginner contra courses - ideas?

2018-04-22 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
Not only about moves but knowing where to be when, transitions, timing, culture, etc. Pros/Cons of doing something like this...??? There are many but here are a few thoughts: Pro: Despite our community being su

Re: [Organizers] Welcome email to new dancers -- bit of an exciting success story

2018-06-12 Thread Jonathan Roveto via Organizers
) and "Hey, your organization is responsive to the times" (not that following every trend is good, but when trying to build communities of 18 year olds and 80 year olds and all ages in between, there's always pressure to keep up with the times in terms of technology, culture, etiquette, etc