[Anst-dancers] Inter-regional Dance Practices
philipwhite at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 1 12:25:04 PST 2003
Hi all -
Let me preface this by it not being my idea - just that its one I am really
interested in. :-) So, I'd like to see some people come up with ideas or get
something started. Also, I am just posting random thoughts, which might
spark something serious or even better. Or, someone can point out that I am
completely wrong. But at least I'll have them written down where we can
comment on them.
Ideas I like include:
Using the term Inter-regional dance practice rather than regional dance
practice. Maybe just semantics... but I like the implications of the first.
There has been success in the heavy community for weekend fighter practices
of the serious fighters in the Kingdom, gathering not at an event - but
meeting a Saturday just to fight. I think we can do the same - bring
ourselves together to get past teaching basics, and allow our performance
and teaching skills to mature while not ignoring beginning dancers.
We could post informal guidelines, created by the proctor with guild
comments to the web. These guidelines would suggest how to organize an
inter-regional practice, where to hold one, possible topics, where to
advertise, etc. It would not place requirements on a practice - but
facilitate the possibility and help organize them.
It be nice to see a couple of these a year, as people are willing to
organize them. And - it'd be nice to see those rotate groups/regions.
I think they should be easy to attend, low pressure, free, and maybe offer
one class of tracks.
Maybe we could use one of these as a pre-performance practice for 25th year
(or AAA as they may call it). A non-event chance to try and wrap all of our
individual performances together, as well as work on a group performance.
This of course depends on what Isabeau is planning (who is currently out of
town...). But its an idea for her to consider.
Thats all I have for now -
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