Sample Questions for 10/25 Participants

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Club Interview Questions
What year was your club started?
Who started your club?
Why was your club started?
How was your club started?
Where did your club start (and continue) dancing?
When was your first class/graduation, and what level(s)?
Who taught your first class(s)?
Who's taught your classes since then?
How often does (did) your club offer "club night" dancing?
How often does (did) your club offer club dances?
What's the story behind your club name?
Which dancer(s) has(have) been a member the longest?
What's the age range of your club members?
Has your club participated in any Pride or other civic events? (What were they, when, etc.)
How many students graduated in your first class?
How many students do you typically graduate now?
Describe any specific story(ies) that captures the essence of your club.
Describe any significant media attention.
How have your club and its members interacted with straight square dancing in your area?
What organizations is the club affiliated with or a member of? Alan Hirsch 21:33, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
What other questions should be asked about clubs? Allan Hurst
Dancer Interview Questions
What year did you start dancing?
Which caller(s) taught you square dancing (at each level)?
Why did you start dancing?
How did you get involved in dancing? (Were you recruited? If so, by whom?)
How many years have you danced (e.g., danced for five years, took a break for two years, danced three more years since)
How do you prefer to dress for dancing (at a club night/at a class/at a dance/at a convention)?
How often (many times per week/month) have you/do you dance, and with which club(s)?
What year were you born, and where?
What are your favorite aspects of square dancing?
What are your least favorite aspects of square dancing?
What other questions should be asked about dancers? Allan Hurst
Caller Interview Questions
What year did you start calling?
Where did you learn to call, and from whom?
Why and when did you decide to become a caller?
Who is (or has been) an influence on your calling style?
How often (many times per week/month) have you/do you call, and for which club(s)?
What year were you born, and where?
What are your favorite aspects of calling ?
What are your least favorite aspects of calling?
What other questions should be asked about callers? Allan Hurst


Event Interview Questions
Continuing or one-time?
Name and history of name?
When and where?
Statistics of participation (number of attendees, average, minimum, maximum over years)
Sponsoring organization (club, IAGSDC, other) Alan Hirsch 21:33, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
What, if anything, is missing from this list of interview questions? Allan Hurst