Dance Rhapsody Calling
Included below are various handouts I use at calling workshops. Feel free to download, read, comment back. If you reuse, please give credit. They are living documents, so don't be surprised if you see changes over the years. I welcome your suggestions, ideas, and smart remarks.
Basically, though, they can be summed up in a very brief format. The secret to being a good caller:
Everything else is fine-tuning. Dance long, improper!
These handouts are in PDF format. Email me if you have trouble opening them. Typos, inaccuracies, and outright fabrications are guaranteed. If you find something you think ought to be corrected, please tell me!
New Caller Resources:
Facebook group: Rising Contra dance callers of America
Contra Dance Calling: A Basic Text, by Tony Parkes
Websites for new callers:
I'm certain to be missing useful resources - email me and I'll add!
Places to gather new dances
The best way:
Websites with choreography:
Michael Dyck's Contra dance index. Some links, but basically a listing of every dance and title and where to find the dance (book, link, or other). Invaluable!
Books (available via CDSS):
770-289-3204 · seth@DanceRhapsody.com
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