Dance Parties for Beginners
(One Night Stand Programs)

Purpose: To entertain people, to introduce various dance styles to the general public, to unite and intermingle people.

Types of Groups:
School Groups - Demonstration, P.E. Class, Assembly
Religious Groups - Bible School Class, Teen Group, Young Adults, Family Groups
Scouts & 4-H - Father-Daughter, Mother-Son, Campouts

Associations:
Men's Groups - Kiwanis or Jaycees
Women's Groups - Garden Club or Quilting Club
Support Groups - Parents Without Partners, Al-Anon
Community Organizations - Founders Day, Summer Festival, Block Party

Businesses - Company Picnic, Christmas Party
Residential & Nursing Facilities

How to Locate Possible groups:
Flyers, Business Card, Postcards, Ads, The Yellow Pages, Chamber of Commerce

The best is Word of Mouth and Personal Referrals.

What about a Contract?
Most times a contract is not necessary, But it could save you from Liability.

Square of DancersMusic:
Appropriate to age group
Kids - The Birdie Dance, The Hokey Pokey, Bunny Hop
Big Band........Disco........50's and 60's........Holiday
Music........Western Theme

Dances:
Sit-Down Dancing ~ Big Circle ~ 2 Couple Square
Contra ~ Lines ~ 4 Couple Square
Novelty Dance Mixers ~ Ballroom
Two-Step ~ Clogging ~ Round Dance

Resources:
The Yellow Pages and Community Map
Books: Library Books, American Square Dance Magazine
Videos: Dance Party, Kentucky Running Sets, Community Dance Party, Line Dances
Other Calling or Teaching Associates


Promotion  ~  One Night Stands  ~  Open House
Community Dance Program  ~  Rusty Hinges

I want to thank Marianne for sharing these promotional ideas.


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