[Anst-dancers] Squires, Cadets and Bears oh my

Kaitlyn McKenna kaitlyn_mckenna at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 27 17:04:02 PDT 2001

Having been the person to run the dance section(along with Perronnelle) for
years, Squires has always been run as a set of areas that you could choose
to participate in or not.  In order to win or even be looked at closely, you
needed to compete in most of the categories which included dance.  Thus,
squires who wanted to be considered seriously by the watching knights would
learn the dance.

As I said at the symposium, the way to get more fighter/men involved in
dance is to recruit more young thin women into the group. I know my lord
took up dance more readily many years ago with a bit of encouragement from
me( I am dancing...you can come with me or not).


>From: Pug Bainter <pug at pug.net>
>Reply-To: ansteorra-dancers at ansteorra.org
>To: ansteorra-dancers at ansteorra.org
>Subject: Re: [Anst-dancers] Minutes from A.G.E.D. Meeting...
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:35:40 -0500
>Charlene Charette (charlene at flash.net) said something that sounded like:
> > > Hmmm. Squires and Cadets Invitational used to require dancing as one
> > > 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
> > Doesn't it still?
>I don't think it has *required* it for some time. I believe it became
>an optional thing that you didn't have to do anymore.
> > 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).
>Well I know in the past they did require them to know it. (That or we
>had squires who really wanted to win.) The dance was announced in
>advance and we had several squires show up to dance practice just to
>learn that dance.
>Phelim "Pug" Gervase

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