Good Tuesday morning to you, and if you attended Adams Aces last night I hope you had a great time. From my perch on the stage I thought the A1 dancing was very good, taking into consideration that it was the first night back, following about a three week lay off. Going over my check list of the 50 A1 Calls, I calculate that we covered 40 of them last night, that is excellent.
My job now, is to build next weeks program to cover the 40 we covered last night and add the remaining 10 to complete the list. By building these programs like this, I find it only takes a few weeks until we can start working on the other slightly more complex positioning from where the Call can be started, similar to what we did with "Wheel Thru", "Cast a Shadow" and "Split Square Thru" last night. The end result is you will feel comfortable Dancing to any Caller, anywhere, at the A1 Program. So as I wrote yesterday don't get discouraged, frustrated or give up, because you will all get there.
Remember the best method to gain success at any Square Dance Program is floor time, or the more you dance the more confident you become and I don't mean just at Advanced, I mean at all Programs. I have had many C1 and C2 dancers attend Mainstream, Plus & Advanced dances just to get more floor time, which keeps all the Calls fresh in your mind. Many times Dancers will only attend dances which are set to the Program they are currently dancing and I can assure you their Foundation Calls from the Basic/Mainstream & Plus Programs start to depreciate after a very short time. Therefore I say the key to becoming a competent, confident Dancer is get as much floor time as you can.
That's all for today so take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor