Defining Calling (Re: Cribs)
Adam Hughes Oct. 9, 2001, 5:14 p.m. (Message 27824)
T L Harris wrote: > ...The idea is that the dances are called, but not walked through... What do you mean by calling? What do other people understand by the term calling. By calling, I mean the MC uses a microphone to be heard over the music, and announces the movements to be performed a little ahead of the time they will happen. This is how it is done in many American styles of dance. I have heard Scots use the term "called" to mean "announced" ie the MC calls out the dance's name, and then everyone dances it, and I've heard other people (most recently, a South African, which I why I ask) use "called" to mean what most people on this list have been terming "briefed", ie the MC gives a brief description or summary of the dance before the music starts. Adam Cambridge, UK.
T L Harris Oct. 10, 2001, 12:30 p.m. (Message 27834, in reply to message 27824)
>>> email@example.com 09/10/01 17:14 >>> >What do you mean by calling? What do other people understand by the term calling. Hi All, I hesitated before using the term "called" in my message, as I wondered if it would be understood in the same terms by all. As Adam rightly noted, what we here in SA mean by "calling" is that "the MC gives a brief description or summary of the dance before the music starts", ie reads out the instructions for the dance - what I gather others term "briefing". Sorry for not being more specific before. Terry Lynne Harris Pretoria, South Africa