97[OutlandsDance] Introductions (was Hole in the Wall)
- Dec 28, 2000
>>> Swashbuckler <swashbuckler@...> 12/28/00 03:19pm >>>Keith McClune a.k.a.
Guillaume de Gonzac
Caerthen co-dance master
(formerly trained in Carolingia)
Guillaume's notes remind me that it might be a good time for us to
introduce ourselves and tell a little about our backgrounds, especially
related to dancing.
So ... I'm Arwen Southernwood. I've been in the SCA for almost 18
years, and I've been dancing and teaching dance for most of that. I got
my start in what was then the Incipient Shire of Stonehaven (now the
Barony of Unser Hafen), had a 4-year segue in the Barony of
Stonemarche, in the East Kingdom (mundanely known as the state of
New Hampshire), and returned to Caerthe and the Outlands about ten
Before joining the SCA, I had always enjoyed dancing, and had done
some square dancing. While we lived in the East, I also learned some
contra dancing. And at various and sundry World Science Fiction
conventions, I've learned a smattering of Regency dance.
I went to my first dance practice in Caer Galen when I'd been playing for
... umm ... three months, and was teaching dance within a few months.
In fact, when Jarl Freana and Jarlinda Richenda (who were the teachers
there at that time) moved away, I helped teach at Caer Galen dance
practice for a number of months. After our move to the East, we tried to
get a dance practice going, but it was intermittent at best.
With the help of THL Wyndylyn, I started the Caerthen dance practice
about ... oh, three or four years ago? (There were some sporadic
attempts to get dancing going before that, but none that really took off)
Due to health problems, Wyndylyn took some time off from dancing, so
Guillaume stepped in and started helping out. We've been running
practices more or less as a team since then.
I've taught dance and dance-related classes at a couple of A&S
collegiums (collegia?), and, when I'm not pooped out from a day in the
kitchens (cooking is my other passion), I'm always glad to help teach or
lead period dancing at events.
Guess that's all for now ...
p.s. Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, the dance practice schedule for
Caerthen Dance Practice has been updated for the first half of 2001, and
can be found at: