Select Page

Good touching

There’s an old saying, “You have a choice; you can be right or you can be happy.” Likewise, in square dancing, you have a choice, you can touch hands as often as possible or your square can break down. Yes, *you* might know how to do the calls....

Summer Square Dance Breaks (are bad for new dancers)

Research shows that, in the US, when schools take summer breaks, kids forget much of what the learned. This means that, in the fall, when school starts again, the first month (or two) is used to re-teach (disguised as a review) the previous grade’s material....

A Secret for New Dancer Retention

Something that I advocated 10+ years ago was for coordinating student activities in geographic regions. (In Washington state, we have area councils.) Come September, starting when lessons begin, there should be a student dance every week in every council. Yes, the...

The Experience Economy

Millennials, generally considered those born between 1980 and 199 and America’s largest generation by population, are soon to enter their earning prime. With a majority of this generation now in the workforce, they currently command an estimated $1.3 trillion in...

Strength of the Herd

There’s a natural tendency for humans to copy one another, even without realizing it. We like to be part of tribes and social communities. When we notice that our social circle is doing something, we tend to follow suit. One great way to make an offer more...

Glory Days

In 1983, the National Square Dance Convention listed the number of attendees at 30,953.  In 2017, the final number number was 3,654. I learned, in a math class, that percentage is the difference between two numbers divided b the original. 30,953 – 3,654= 27,299...