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RE: [salsa-439] Future Meetup Protocol

From: user 6.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:25 AM
Dear Bridget, other Salsa meetupers and salsaholics,
 
The badges, pins or ribbons sound like a great idea.  That will help all of us, or so I hope. 
 
There is another idea, which has been quite successful at Tango Colorado, that I would like to propose at future salsa meetups, and certainly, at salsa lessons at places like the Turnverein.  It was called "Tango Taxis" but that name was replaced (I feel fortunately, but to each, his own) by the name "Tango Hosts".  The basic idea is still the same, and it's intended to correct gender imbalance, by allowing each person (particularly beginners) to be able to dance Argentine Tango.  More experienced dancers, male and female, volunteer as tango hosts, are usually (depending on the venue) admitted free, or at least take the lessons free, and are identified by wearing a fake flower (something that looks something like a dark red chrysanthemum) somewhere on their clothing. 
 
When these tango hosts see someone who wishes to dance but does not have a partner, if they are the appropriate gender, they ask the person if they would like a partner with whom to dance.  This general pattern holds true for many tango lessons (certainly the beginning ones at the Turnverein), as during the following practicas there, and in some other locations.           
 
If the beginner wishes, the tango hosts also occasionally offer helpful feedback or advice, usually prefacing it by saying something like "Would you like some feedback on how you're doing, or would you rather hear from the teacher(s) directly?"  That way, any advice offered to the beginning dancers is not intrusive, and does not (I sincerely hope), feel overwhelming to the beginning dancers. 
 
With tango, there is usually more demand for male hosts than female hosts, and therefore there are more male tango hosts permitted at each tango (at least at the Turnverein) than female ones.  (I think the exact number is 4 male tango hosts, and 2 female tango hosts, at each Tuesday evening lesson and practica there.)  From what I have seen at salsa lessons and practicas, the number of salsa hosts and the ratio of male to female more experienced dancers, would probably need to be different.  But the basic idea has worked well, at least at the Turnverein, so it might be worth trying it at different salsa venues - lessons and social dances alike.  At any rate, it might be worth considering, anyway. 
 
Thanks,
 
Sue 
 
                   
 
 
 
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From: Stephany <[address removed]>
That sounds like a great idea!  I've been meaning to get to some events too but between work and being sick with a bad cold, it hasn't happened yet, but I do plan on attending a future event.
 
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Stephany Brown
 
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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Bridget Ellis
Sent: Sunday, November 09,[masked]:29 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [salsa-439] Future Meetup Protocol

 

Hi Everyone,

A big thank you to everyone who made it out to Opal on Friday night!  I saw a lot of our group and met some new people but felt frustrated that I couldn��t get to everyone and thought others may have felt the same.  I got a suggestion and thought it was a great idea.  We, the Denver Salsa Meetup��ers, need a way to recognize our fellow group members when we��re in a crowded venue with non-Meetup people.    Instead of doing name tags, which are very practical but are kind of dorky, I thought a ribbon or pin would be good.  It��ll be a subtle pin that you can where anytime you go to a Salsa venue. If you see others with the pin, then you have an automatic connection with them and can actually meet other Meetup folks.   I��ll start bringing them to every Meetup and dispensing them.  You are responsible to keep your pin and wear it when you go out.   I hope this will help us as we move forward.  It��ll definitely help me! 

 

Next Meetup is this Monday and I��ll have pins for those of you that can make it.

 

Thanks again,

Bridget

 

 

PS��Salsa dancing at Opal will happen every Friday night.  I��ll be teaching the class this Friday.  FYI: They should be starting the $5 cover next week.  Although it isn��t an official Meetup next Friday, I sure hope to see you there.

 

 

 





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