Performance Square Dancing
I was looking at andyshore.com recently, and came across this video of a performance square dance group -- it's rather impressive:
The site notes:
Back in old times, Foggy City Dancers had a square dance performance team. I did some "calling" for the team. They were hightly rehearsed and expertly choreographed by Steve Browning. They were taught not to listen to the "caller" much but to do the routine as memorized. Here's a YouTube of a performace at the Albuquerque convention in 1992 where you can hear me calling for them (I'm not in the picture). I was prerecorded and sang multi-track harmony with myself. The music starts about 25 seconds into the video. You can hear the enthusiastic crowd.
hello, quiet community
Is it poor form to post about the advanced/challenge groups here? I'm happy to take this down if that's the case.
But I'm chattering away here because I had one of those very small epiphanies last night, and it was fun. (The kind where you go from "I'll just accept at face value that I should do this" to understanding why -- it's like being in school again!)
Anyway, when you are asked to do Trade Circulate
from a Phantom
setup, and you are facing in, you need to point and pass through with the phantom in the facing wave! Not with the real live person who is looking at you because she's also confused, and you know, there's no one else to look at...
To get the ball rolling in this community (and since I can't figure out how to post to multiple places at once)...
Note to self and other idiot flourishers: a normal Linear Cycle
& Roll ends in left-hand columns.