Square Dance Nebraska - Ideas
WHAT IS AN ANGEL?
If you've already attended these lessons and are
coming to help with the newcomers.... THEN YOU ARE AN ANGEL!
Angels are a very important part of square dancing as they
provide the newer dancers an example that they can see and assure
themselves that they are doing right. It also gives newer dancers
someone they can ask questions of (during breaks) when they feel
a bit shy about asking the instructor.
Those attending as an angel do not need to pay for the beginners
class but there are a few rules that go with being an angel:
- Always make sure that the new dancers are all in squares
first It is best to try and split couples of angels up so
that there is only one couple per square. If you get into
a square that has other angels then bring it to the
caller's attention immediately and he will direct those
that need to change places.
- No talking allowed!! It is real easy to start explaining
a call in a square when you see a dancer that has a
questions. If the answer is more than two words you are
better off to tell them to "ask the instructor"
or to raise your own hand and ask the instructor to go
over it again. There can only be one instructor at a time
and if you are talking then the class member cannot hear
- Partner sharing. Sometimes there is an overabundance of
men or women and your partner (or you) may be the only
one needed. We will try to iron out these spots so that
you will be able to dance with your partner most of the
evening but it will happen from time to time so please be
patient and kind.
If you wish to dance the entire evening with your
partner then you will need to pay the regular door fee.