The Membership Committee has been hard at work with lots of help from the rest of the club putting together a very dynamic, flexible lesson plan. It is our intention to offer square dance lessons any day of the week any time of the year. We are prepared to start an Alternative Beginner Lessons (ABLs for short) anytime we have interest. Only requirement is that we need at least 4 students to start one.
The club’s goals for the lessons are three-fold:
- teach new people to square dance
- allow “newer” dancers an opportunity to become better dancers
- to create a positive social, club atmosphere.
This year the fall lessons are going to move at a bit faster pace. We are hoping they will be done sometime in early December. I asked Mike what he needed from the club to accomplish this and he replied “Quality Angels”. (See Doug's email regarding guidelines for Angels).
This year Sandy and I will act as Lesson Coordinators. Working with the members of the Membership Committee we will try to structure the lessons to accomplish our three goals (teach new dancers, refresh newer dancers and to have fun). We will be looking for Buddy Angels (Angels to dance in a square that have a connection with the students in a square). When students come to lessons we will check with them to see how they found out about us. If you recruited some of the students let us know so we will know to square you up with them.
(The above is an excerpt from Doug's 8/30/15 email to the club.)