[Organizers] Ecd ball attendance

2018-03-05 Thread Alexandra Deis-Lauby via Organizers
Are there any ball organizers on this list? If so, have you noticed any attendance trends? Someone mentioned to me today that they heard ball attendance was down this season. Thanks, Alex Sent from my iPhone ___ Organizers mailing list Organizers

Re: [Organizers] Ecd ball attendance

2018-03-05 Thread Jeff Raymond via Organizers
izers" < organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote: Are there any ball organizers on this list? If so, have you noticed any attendance trends? Someone mentioned to me today that they heard ball attendance was down this season. Thanks, Alex Sen

[Organizers] Heads up -- organizers discussion group at the Flurry this weekend!

2018-02-14 Thread Emily Addison via Organizers
Hi All, If you're heading to the Dance Flurry this weekend, I wanted to give you a heads up that I'll be leading a one-hour dance organizers discussion session on Sunday from 11:15am-12:15pm in Hilton Broadway 4. This year, we'll be focusing all on upping attendance!!! When everyone listed

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-19 Thread Jeff Kaufman via Organizers
A year later, after an unusually low-turnout dance, I updated the graph I made before and BIDA is also seeing a decrease recently: https://www.jefftk.com/bida-attendance-2017-12-2x.png It wasn't clear to me at the time, but it looks like it goes back to early 2016. Jeff On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 9

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
! Cheers, Chrissy From: Mary Collins <native...@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:48 PM To: Chrissy Fowler Subject: Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year? Chrissy, How exactly are you reaching those young people? Mary -Buffalo NY On Dec 6

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Donna Hunt via Organizers
Message- From: Chrissy Fowler via Organizers <organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> To: Mary Collins <native...@gmail.com>; organizers <organiz...@sharedweight.net> Sent: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 3:31 pm Subject: Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year? Hi Mary, A few thoughts

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Mary Collins via Organizers
. Cute story: Since we've been struggling with this for YEARS...this happened in the 90's in Ithaca.It was more than likely a Geo. Marshall dance and there were many young people in attendance. So, I suggested to the 4 or 5 people who had travelled from our home dance for this event, that when we could

Re: [Organizers] Organizers Digest, Vol 37, Issue 1

2018-02-15 Thread Paul Pindris via Organizers
wanted to give you a > heads up that I'll be leading a one-hour dance organizers discussion > session on Sunday from 11:15am-12:15pm in Hilton Broadway 4. > > This year, we'll be focusing all on upping attendance!!! > > When everyone listed their major concerns at last

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Alexandra Deis-Lauby via Organizers
to hearing/reading the outcome of your panel. >> >> Cute story: Since we've been struggling with this for YEARS...this happened >> in the 90's in Ithaca.It was more than likely a Geo. Marshall dance and >> there were many young people in attendance. So, I suggested to the 4 o

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-20 Thread Peter K Martel via Organizers
dance and there > were many young people in attendance. So, I suggested to the 4 or 5 people > who had travelled from our home dance for this event, that when we could > engage any of the young people in conversation, we should ask them how they > came to contra and why

[Organizers] Great posters/flyers/schedules/handouts????

2018-10-22 Thread Emily Addison via Organizers
from across North America to share among local organizers. All the kind of material you would use to ***BOOST ATTENDANCE. Think flyers, posters, schedules, little handouts, beginner info sheets etc... ... that kind of thing. If you feel your local organization does print material well

Re: [Organizers] Organizers Digest, Vol 37, Issue 1

2018-02-15 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
If you're heading to the Dance Flurry this weekend, I wanted to give you a heads up that I'll be leading a one-hour dance organizers discussion session on Sunday from 11:15am-12:15pm in Hilton Broadway 4. This

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2018-02-18 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
This is an old thread, but recently had interest from an active retirement community to teach contra, which we started last week. The active retirement community is a gated community with lots of resources, e.g. indoor and outdoor pools, ballroom, maybe a

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 the River Falls dance

[Organizers] mini-beginner contra courses - ideas?

2018-04-21 Thread Emily Addison via Organizers
than usual, etc)... ... still we don't retain as many of those folks as we'd like. AND since we still haven't fully bounced back from a surprise drop in attendance September 2016, we're trying to get creative. One idea we'd like to try next year is a mini beginners course. Has anyone done

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for connecting family dances with contra

2017-10-12 Thread Perry Shafran via Organizers
that even on evenings with good attendance, the last few dances of the evening were very small. To get people to stay until the end, we then attempted a 7:30 to 10:30 dance.  And people were indeed more willing to stay to the end, BUT it's still the weekday and now the problem was at the beginning

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-29 Thread Alan Winston via Organizers
for it. We switched over to have not only a supporter/regular/member/student or low income scale but a "pay what you can" option (which can be zero, though not negative!) at a time when attendance at our contras was getting pretty low, and contras - Palo Alto first - were getting r

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2018-02-18 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
Glad Heitzo reintroduced this thread, as I'd dropped the ball on responding to Alex. Responses below. And about that focus group, it was lovely. We ended up with fewer respondents than we anticipated, but what got shared was quite juicy, and it spawned a project to further document our

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

2018-04-22 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
nce free cards, smiley stickers to ID so regular dancers even more supportive than usual, etc)... ... still we don't retain as many of those folks as we'd like.  AND since we still haven't fully bounced back from a surprise drop in attendance September 2016

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 value both. I used to

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price (Winston, Alan P.)

2018-12-04 Thread Terri Widergren via Organizers
month, and have a raffle with items we've had > donated by local businesses It does not bring in much revenue, but we only > average about 24-28 in attendance. Depending on the item, we make between > $20-40. We do have to have a license with our State's gambling commission > which

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price (Winston, Alan P.)

2018-12-04 Thread Terri Widergren via Organizers
a month, and have a raffle with items we've had donated by local businesses It does not bring in much revenue, but we only average about 24-28 in attendance. Depending on the item, we make between $20-40. We do have to have a license with our State's gambling commission which has its own cost

Re: [Organizers] Organizers Digest, Vol 44, Issue 6

2018-12-05 Thread Katie Olmstead via Organizers
teers. We > are a fairly inexperienced group and coordinating the dances, but we're > committed! > > We do one contra dance a month, and have a raffle with items we've had > donated by local businesses It does not bring in much revenue, but we only > average about 24-28 in attendance. Depend