At all three of the CDU contra dances in March, 2019, the CDU has decided to do a trial using some new terms for the dance roles. The terms “Larks” and “Ravens” will be used for all the dances, to see how people like this new twist, instead of “Gents” and “Ladies”. Nothing will change except the calls–Larks will be the term for the dancer on the left, and Ravens for the dancer on the Right. You can still dance whatever role you like best!
You may be wondering “what the heck is going on?” CDU member Dana Dwinell-Yardley has adapted a flyer of “FAQs”–frequently asked questions about this:
There will be printed copies of this flyer at the front desk–and please do give us feedback, either in person, or with a note in the “Feedback” box. We really do want to know how this works for all types of dancers.