Our Side of The Mic: A Caller's Perspective

Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:23

Our Side of the Mic..(06/01/18)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs as published in the DAS&RDC Summer Bulletin      It’s summer in Colorado and our favorite activity square dancing is being enjoyed by many new dancers. Enjoy the summer with your friends.      Recruiting … As you and your club embark on recruiting efforts for the square dance activity remember the joy you experienced when you first encountered square dancing. Let that feeling drive you to…
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:32

Our Side of the Mic … (2-3-2015)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs Welcome to Spring in Colorado. Many new dancers have joined our activity in the last few weeks. We want to welcome you to our favorite recreation. As we begin this month there are many dances and events for the dance community. First and most important is the annual Fun, Friendship and Fame dance, held this year on April 12th at the Arvada United Methodist Church, 68th &…
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:31

Our Side of the Mic … (6-2-2015)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs During the last month many callers, cuers and dance leaders from the Denver Area met for a discussion of a variety of topics of interest. Some of the topics that were discussed or should be thought about included: Should social activities outside of the dance floor be considered in our activity? Everyone agreed that social activities outside the dance events would benefit their groups. Should callers respond…
Weather to dance or not to dance! Hi all, Our summer weather that extended itself into November has exited stage south and been replaced with record artic cold snaps and bouts of snow, ice, & fog entering stage north. Welcome to Colorado! This type of weather can put us into a quagmire, “Weather to dance or not to dance” when bad weather strikes. We can take steps in making good, prepared decisions. My top ten…
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:22

Our Side of the Mic … (5-11-2014)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs The callers and cuer’s of the Denver Area Callers & Cuers Association wish all our friends in our dance community the very best for Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year. Attend and enjoy the holiday parties of this very special season. Recently, I was thinking of what thoughts would help our square dance community. I wanted to express an opinion that has evolved from our…
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:19

Our Side of the Mic … (5-10-2014)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs Have you ever asked yourself why you square or round dance? Do you think that everyone’s reasons to square dance are the same as yours? Do you dance for the joy of the dance? Do you dance for the fellowship of your fellow dancers? Do you dance because of the exercise? Do you dance because of the challenge of the puzzle? Etc. etc. etc. When we visit…
What Am I Paying For? Hi all, Have you ever (or always) thought caller fees were a bit high for calling a two hour dance? When hiring guest callers most clubs do not realize the expenses that are involved for the caller other than just calling your two hour dance. So, here are some items to consider when booking an out of town caller or in some aspects your local callers as well. 1. Travel…
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:17

Our Side of the Mic … (2-9-2014)

Our Side of the Mic by Bob Riggs Listening to the radio a while back, I recognized a message that we should all hear. The message was simply to say “Thank you”. “Thank You” to the dance community, the members of our club(s), the leaders of our club, our local callers & cuers, the proprietors of the halls we use for our dances and on a very individual basis to ourselves. As a representative of…