How to encourage intergenerational dancing? How to successfully communicate re: intergenerationality to younger dancers?
from the caller between dances
- Floor leaders
who lead by example
- Telling friends
about good older/younger dancers
- Dance with
everyone! Others will follow the example, hopefully
- Ask someone to
- Bring your
parents (or kids!) to a dance and dance with them.
- Encourage young
dancers to dance with older dancers by pointing out that maybe they
could learn something form their wise elders.
- Discourage older
men from being overly flirtatious with younger women (3 people
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- on the other hand, it can be disappointing to
dance with someone overly reserved because they’re worried about
how they’ll be perceived – focus should be on paying attention to
your partner; we’re not all the same!
- Callers should
try to avoid letting there be “young” and “older” sets.
People don’t even know how good a lot of the older dancers are,
because they never even rotate through them. (Could try a goal of an
“average age” per set and move people).
- When you do ECD,
playing up the flirtation is kind of fun, as long as both parties
KNOW it’s only for the duration of that particular dance
- Encourage older
people to dance with more energy!
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