The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163266   Message #3894292
Posted By: Mo the caller
17-Dec-17 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
I'll stick my tongue out at Guest and mention a Cheshire caller Reg Holmes who accurately described Str t W as "Men go to the Ladies and ladies go to the Gents". Does that have the same meaning in the US?

At family ceilidhsI call Swedish M as 'Trip to the Zoo' with regal lions, swaying elephants and cheeky monkeys.

But I think you have to judge the crowd. Yes at a drunken Wedding stick to the simple and a few stupid ones. But if you can see (by the way they line up for the first dance usually) that a good proportion have some idea then mix in something interesting. "This is the one with the Strip the willow" might get people onto the floor who haven't bothered all evening. With instructions to tolerate alternative versions (deliberate or accidental) Then a simple one to follow if they found that hard.