[Anst-dancers] Minutes from A.G.E.D. Meeting...
charlene at flash.net
Thu Jul 26 22:32:10 PDT 2001
Pug Bainter wrote:
> Hmmm. Squires and Cadets Invitational used to require dancing as one of
> the items. This has gone by the wayside. Maybe that is a good place to
> start again since it's a heavily attended event by that class of people.
Doesn't it still? I know one year Squire's and Cadet's was against
Kingdom Dance so they were scrambling for teachers. I think last year's
didn't include dance, but I think that was a one-time experiment (I'm
sure I'll be corrected if mistaken).
Which brings up one of my hot buttons. At S&C the entrants are expected
to show up to the event knowing how to fight, having prepared an A&S
entry, having prepared a bardic piece, etc. But for dance they show up
expecting to be taught. Part of that may be because a dance is selected
for everyone and not everyone has the same resources to learn it (not to
mention all the local variations).
I did come up with a suggestion. Dancers could be asked to bring a
dance, document it, and perform it. As simple or fancy as they like.
This, however, would be more difficult on the judges (although easier on
the teachers -- often the same people, anyways). I don't always make
this event (I'll spare you the details), but I've made the offer that if
such a format were used I would gladly come and help judge.
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