Education Recordings On Sociability

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Collection
Author
Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca)
Last Update
2021-07-22 14:58:53
Description

The following education session recordings from past CALLERLAB conventions deal with the social aspects of square dancing, encouraging sociability and socialization. The sessions are listed in reverse date order (most recent first).

2014 Social Glue
2014 CALLERLAB Convention, Reno (Sparks), NV Social Glue Moderator, Pam Clasper and Panelists, “Bear” Miller and Sharon Parker. This session will look for ways to encourage more social interaction within a club or group. We have neglected the social side of our activity for too many years, and that may have contributed to lower retention rates. Lasting friendships have always been one of square dancing's most valuable rewards. Folks tend to be more forgiving and enjoy square dancing more when they are among friends. We will brainstorm as many ideas as possible, looking for ways to build friendships among club members new and old.
2013 Social Glue
2013 CALLERLAB Convention, Raleigh, NC Social Glue Moderator, Pam Clasper and Panelists, Jerry and Kathy Helt, Tom Rudebock and Wendy Vandermeulen. This session will look for ways to encourage more social interaction within a club or group. We have neglected the social side of our activity for too many years, and that may have contributed to lower retention rates. Lasting friendships have always been one of square dancing's most valuable rewards. Folks tend to be more forgiving and enjoy square dancing more when they are among friends. We will brainstorm as many ideas as possible, looking for ways to build friendship among club members new and old.
2012 Social Scene
2012 CALLERLAB Convention, Nashville, TN Social Scene Moderator, Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Lee & Barbi Ashwill, Pam Clasper and Janet Olivieri. This session will look for ways to encourage more social interaction within a club or group. We have neglected the social side of our activity for too many years and that may have contributed to lower retention rates. Lasting friendships have always been one of square dancing's most valuable rewards. Folks tend to be more forgiving and enjoy square dancing more when they are among friends. We will brainstorm as many ideas as possible, looking for ways to build friendship among club members new and old.
2010 Social Scene
2010 CALLERLAB Convention, Niagara Falls, NY Social Scene Moderator Jim Mayo and Panelists Janet Olivieri and Mike Seastrom - This session will look for ways to encourage more social interaction within a club or group. We have neglected the social side of our activity for too many years and that may have contributed to lower retention rates. Lasting friendships have always been one of square dancing's most valuable rewards. Folks tend to be more forgiving and enjoy square dancing more when they are among friends. We will brainstorm as many ideas as possible looking for ways to build friendship among club members new and old.
2008 Putting U In Fun
2008 CALLERLAB Convention, Los Angeles, CA Putting "U" In Fun - Social Aspects Forum Moderator Jim Mayo and Panelist Tim Crawford - This session will feature an open forum with emphasis on how we can help create a more social atmosphere in the activity, starting in a local club and spreading to the larger activity. Most callers recognize the impact of the choreography we use and the value of creating a successful and entertaining dance experience. Over the past few years we have come to recognize and appreciate more the importance of the social aspects of the activity. Please attend this session to share your experiences and to gain new insights into this very important aspect of square dancing.
1999 Recruiting Hook Em' - Through Sociability
1999 CALLERLAB Convention, Dallas, TX, How To Hook Em' - Through Sociability Moderator Jerry & Janice Jestin and Panelists Art & Collett McMullen. Sociability is an important aspect, if not the most important, of square dancing for many people. In the past we have focussed on the intricacies of choreography, program lists, and dancing styles while forgoing emphasis on enjoying other people who participate in square dancing simply because they enjoy interacting with other people. This session will focus on the importance of "teaching" new dancers the art of socializing through the dance as well as other club and group activities. The goal is to remind dance leaders that we must lead people toward fun through a variety of means, not all of them revolving around the dance.