Every Argument About Square Dancing Ever

I think we should change X.
I agree.
I disagree.
It’s because of X that we are losing dancers.
But I like X.
That has nothing to do with it.
But I don’t like X.
That has nothing to do with it.
Callerlab blah blah blah.
Callerlab isn’t blah blah blah.
By the way, it’s not a level, it’s a program.
X is fun and dancing is supposed to be fun.
But, the dancers are too old to do X.
The problem isn’t X. It’s that there are too many calls to learn.
No, it’s that we push dancers too hard.
No, it’s that dancers can’t dance the basics.
No, it’s that we don’t advertise.
No, it’s that our videos are not good enough.
No, it’s the dress code.
No, it’s the music.
*collective sigh*

Here’s my take. Just make a pledge to have as much fun as possible with your own club (however you define fun to be) and try some new things sometimes. And stop worrying about the sky falling. Square dancing is less popular than it used to be, but so are ballet, board games, and sewing. That’s just how the world works. Focus on making it as fun as possible for yourself and your club, and have the spirit of adventure to try new things.


2 thoughts on “Every Argument About Square Dancing Ever”

  1. Could I have permission to copy this to give to club members at next meeting, as well as read it aloud? If so, to whom would I credit? Thanks. Suzanne


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