• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • BIDA Dance Reports

    November 19th, 2012
    organizing, contra, bida  [html]
    Not all the BIDA Board members can make it to all the dances, but it's good for everyone to know what's going on with the dance. After each BIDA dance one of the board members will write up a short dance report to fill in the rest. An example:
    Last night we had Dave Eisenstadter calling to Party of Three: Neil Pearlman (piano), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle), Joe DiPaulo (drums). I was running sound, Ben S-H hall managed.

    Another Mason, Jeff, was there for the hall instead of Fred or Chuck. He was nice, but this was his first time and he didn't know a few things like how to unlock the front door (so we left it propped).

    A reporter from WBUR came. They're doing something where once an hour they have a short (~1min) piece about something in the local area, and they wanted to do one on us.

    I bought popsicles before the dance; enough for this time and next time. We ran out of cups just before the break so I ran out and got a very large number. We should be ok for the next ~3-4 months.

    This cold weather is really nice for ventilation: one window open with a pair of fans was enough to keep the hall feeling good.

    I talked to Ben S-H about being on the board and he's interested.

    Attendance was very good at 143, we made $115, and we got six email signups. Many of the additional people were first-time dancers, and Dave handled that quite well.

    I have the cash box and will bring it to the next dance.

    There's a lot you get from being at the dance in person, however, that's hard to capture in writing. The distribution of faces you recognize, the feeling in the hall, feedback from dancers about how the series is going. These dance reports seem to help, but I do wonder whether a smaller board that consistently came to dances would be better. BIDA does (and especially, intends to do) many things other than dances, so a dance committee, a subset of the board who are at most of the dances, might be healthy.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    What should we do about network-effect monopolies?

    Many large companies today are software monopolies that give their product away for free to get monopoly status, then do horrible things. Can we do anything about this?

    via benkuhn.net July 5, 2020

    More on the Deutschlandtakt

    The Deutschlandtakt plans are out now. They cover investment through 2040, but even beforehand, there’s a plan for something like a national integrated timetable by 2030, with trains connecting the major cities every 30 minutes rather than hourly. But the…

    via Pedestrian Observations July 1, 2020

    How do cars fare in crash tests they're not specifically optimized for?

    Any time you have a benchmark that gets taken seriously, some people will start gaming the benchmark. Some famous examples in computing are the CPU benchmark specfp and video game benchmarks. With specfp, Sun managed to increase its score on 179.art (a su…

    via Posts on Dan Luu June 30, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact