The Art of the MC - HIFD MC Guidelines

(The following is largely taken an article written by Simon Guest that appeared in SIFD News a few years ago adapted to the specific HIFD environment and includes text from earlier guidelines provided to HIFD MCs).

Dear MC,

Thank you for agreeing to run an evening.  Being a good MC at a folk dance is not easy.  The MC's function is to make sure that as far as possible everyone goes home at the end of the evening having had a great time.  If, as MC, you also enjoy the dance then that's a bonus; your primary duty is to work for the enjoyment of others, all the time.  We wish you luck and hope you enjoy yourself.

Thanks,
HIFD Committee