I'm writing this to provide you
with information concerning the First Monday Mainstream
Dances. For many years, there was nowhere you could
dance just Mainstream in the Las Vegas valley. It was
almost all Plus or a mixture of Mainstream and Plus.
I have been an advocate of
Mainstream dancing as a great program to dance and as a
good foundation for learning Plus. The better you are at
dancing Mainstream, the better you will be at the Plus
For a number of years I have had
a workshop on Mondays and gave up the first Monday for
the purpose of helping dancers progress through the
levels at a realistic pace. With coordination from both
Associations, the First Monday Mainstream Dance was
started. It runs as follows: Two local callers are
scheduled for each dance. The level is Mainstream with
the exception that after classes start in the fall, a
determination is made as to when we should reduce the
program level to the level of the classes. The callers
with classes determine the dance program by comparing
their teaching lists
The Las Vegas Square & Round
Dance Association has the option of bringing in an out
of town caller once a year.
I do want to thank our two local
square dance associations for their continued support.
S. N. C. T. A.