Hello all. Yahoo appears not to want my posts to this list to appear
right now, so I'll also send this through Dorcas.
My email is alianoraree@...
As Tsire (congrats on the baby!) and Lucia mentioned, I'm
organizing dance activities at the Kingdom's 25th Year Jubilee (a.k.a.
Notchieftains). There will be a ball in the evening and something
during the day.
Lucia is in charge of musicians for the ball; please contact her
with questions/concerns/volunteers/whatever having to do with that,
because I know very little about musicians other than that I like them
very much, and am grateful when they play for dancing.
The something during the day...
After much fretting and worrying (which are still ongoing, by the
way), I've decided to try and have somewhat informal classes during
the day. I'm looking for teachers, but the format will be a bit
The way I'm picturing it, someone volunteering to teach for a time
will be more of a host than an autocrat. He or she may teach the
dances for the ball (*should* if one is requested,) may teach his or
her favorite style, and will hopefully invite dancers present to
request and/or teach pieces as well. This is your chance to get in
that favorite dance I didn't put on the ball list.
The number of these classes will be partly dependent upon the
number of volunteers I get.
Since this is a big kingdom celebration, and nothing says "swanky"
like a live musician, I'd really like to have an actual instrument
player during classes. (I'd need a couple, because I'd hate to stick
one person in the room all day.) The ideal volunteer would have a
wide repertoire, though I'd ask dancers planning to teach highly
unusual things to bring a CD.
I think that's everything I wanted to cover. Please email me if you'd
like to volunteer or have questions.
Here's the set list, in case you missed it when Lucia posted it:
Ly Bens Distonys
Jenny Pluck Pears
My Lady Cullen
Kick the Tassel (will be danced to a brasle, title to come)
Ballo del Fiore
Amoroso (long version)
Bransle suite: Pease, Cassandra, Scots
Requests: starts with Korobushka (unless King leaves early, in which
case it'll be done then.)
Tangle Bransle (danced to Simple Brasle)
Heralds in Love