AD - Middle Eastern Vs. European

C Scot Henry henrycs at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jun 23 20:28:58 PDT 1999


>   I agree with Avatar. I really don't think that Middle Eastern dance
>would fit well within A.G.E.D. We just don't have enough in common. It
>would be an automatic split within the guild. And our teacher levels
>would be meaningless to them. The enthusiasm of most of us for dance
>does not extend to both types. We would need two proctors, because a
>ren-dancing proctor wouldn't be much help to the M.E. community, and
>vice versa. At the point we have two proctors, it might as well be an
>alliance of two separate guilds.
>
>   I think both groups would benefit from an alliance, and working
>together when we have common goals. However, that's going to require
>that they form their own guild. I don't think it would benefit either
>group to include M.E. dance in the scope of A.G.E.D.


I agree with this; however, I do not think this was made clear at the
meeting.  I at least had the impression that we were telling them to
organize themselves and then they could join us.  Perhaps, we need to speak
with them again to make things clear.

Capricia


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