As with many endeavors, it’s interesting to get several points of view since they may point out things that you may not have seen. I spoke with caller Diane Silver and got her candid and very thorough opinions on the techno contra she called the other week (her first). While she “didn’t love” the experience, I think there are some takeaways here that can be applied when other organizers, callers, or DJs prepare for an event:
This project has concluded as of mid-2013 (with an epilogue posted mid-2016) but we hope to see you soon on a contra dance floor! Meanwhile, head over to our Facebook page for upcoming techno contra events and other items of interest.
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I dance with abandon. I play with glowsticks. I look for music that is conducive to one or both. I play behind cameras. I write about all of the above. I'm based in Glen Echo's contra dance community outside of Washington, D.C., but I'm happy to go dance afield when I can. Lather, rinse, repeat. Always repeat.
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