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Trying out Larks and Ravens

At our April 2 dance, BIDA used the gender-free role terms Larks and Ravens instead of Gents and Ladies. We held a non-binding poll, asking dancers to rate how much they liked Larks and Ravens and give comments. Feedback was overwhelmingly okay to positive, so we’re going to have a longer Larks and Ravens trial period with more opportunities for feedback, to give a bit more notice and include dancers who weren’t at the April dance.

At our next three dances, which are on 5/7, 5/21 and 6/4, BIDA will use the role terms Larks and Ravens instead of Gents and Ladies. At the dance on 6/4, which will be called with Larks and Ravens, and then again on 6/18, which will be called with Gents and Ladies, you will be able to comment on these role terms. The feedback we get at these June dances will help the Board decide if we want to officially make Larks and Ravens the terms we use at BIDA. Please participate and make your voice heard!

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