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  • Informal Contra in Davis Square IV

    September 8th, 2010
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    I organized another outdoor contra dance yesterday evening. I think it went pretty well. We had good numbers for musicians, dancers, and callers. It was having lots of callers that really made the dance easy for me, as I didn't have to worry about my voice much and I could play fiddle. This time I tried to do easier dances in the past, primarily because there tend to be a decent number of new people, but also because dancers seem to need the calling to go longer when outside and I especially want to minimise calling to go easy on my voice.

    At one point chris decided to call a square. Aside from taking a little longer than ideal to teach, he had to keep calling the whole time because that's the way squares work. Really ripped up his voice. I'll have to remember not to try something like that.

    We danced from 7:30 to 9:30 with no break, doing something like: (I've stopped putting calling notes in a separate section)

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