Teaching points

Teaching points for callers to mention

  • Casting, short and long
  • Giving weight (in allemandes, swings, ladies' chains, etc.), recognising that there is a person attached to the hand you are taking (dancing with people, not shopping trolleys)
  • Heys
  • Phrasing, especially taking all the music in e.g. Fandango casts
  • Anticipation; recognising flow between figures; anacrusis
  • Playford skipping vs. Contra "walking with style"
  • Polka
  • Ranting when necessary
  • Recovery from mistakes
  • Setting; standard Playford introductions
  • Standing up straight and giving eye contact to partners
  • Swinging technique (buzzstep)
  • Waltzing vs. triple-time(?)