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Thread #163266   Message #3893119
Posted By: GUEST,FloraG
10-Dec-17 - 03:28 AM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
Sometimes I shorten dances - Just do 2 or 3 different moves.

Mr Guest - the gender neutral language is for beginner boys who sometimes do stand up together - and you don't want to make them feel they got it wrong. You may not need it. If you have more boys than girls you might introduce an all male morris dance.

But -I agree, fun and getting the next date in their phone is the main thing. If someone is willing, collect emails/texts and send out a reminder. How does your law stand on that?

Consider having a social time with an activity where they talk to people they have not met before eg People Bingo.

Do you charge? If so you might introduce some ' next entry free' coupons, with the dates of the next few printed on them, and give them out for a variety of things like ' first set on the dance floor' for a particular dance.   

I think a snowball would be a good dance to do. You can put in any move you like as long as the top couple end up at the bottom of the set at the end of each turn.
eg Ist couple turn right and left hand
   top 2 couples make a star
   top 3 dance in a circle
   top 4 forward and back
   top 5 cast and arch
Start again but couple 2 have to then remember what couple one did.