[Anst-dancers] Coronation and Suggestion

John Hirling jhirling at houston.rr.com
Mon Jul 14 14:20:25 PDT 2003

Greetings Helene and the rest of the list
from ihon, Coronation co-steward

    For the record, when Guillaume and Isabeau saw I was one of the 
co-stewards, they asked if there would be an opportunity for dancing.  
Because no good idea should go unpunished :) I asked them to coordinate 
and run a ball.  I couldn't be more pleased with everything they did.  
As Perronnelle already responded, the three of us who lead practices 
here had major duties with the event.  Were there others who could have 
led dance?  I'm pleased to say that, yes -- we have many capable people 
here.  Most, if not all, had other duties.  However, one of the aspects 
of this Coronation that really pleased me was the major participation of 
people from all over the Kingdom.  In many ways, this made it more of a 
Kingdom event than any in my memory since 25th Year.  I'm overjoyed that 
Guillaume and Isabeau, as part of the populace of Elfsea, were an 
integral part of this Coronation.  Moreover, I believe it helps our 
dancers more to 'cross-pollinate' than to have the locals dancing the 
same dances the same way as at practice at a local, albeit kingdom, event. 
    By the way, dance happened as scheduled.  The final schedule was 
contained in the booklet offered to everyone at gate and the Ball had a 
full page page devoted to the dances.   Now, I will admit, I did hedge 
on the schedule :)
. . .
Early Afternoon - Stepping down Court
Shortly thereafter - Stepping up Court
Shortly after that - Coronation Ball
7:00 p.m - Feast

TRMs were held up en route by an accident and the stepping down court 
was long so everything was a little late, making stepping up court a 
little latte and so dance was a little late as well.  
Anyway, I'll leave it to Guillaume and Isabeau as to whether it was a 
successful effort.  As for my perspective, I was pleased.


Alicia Whitecotton wrote:

> Well which is it?  Were the other folks who could have run dance too 
> busy?  Or were they free but they asked Guillame and Isabeau anyway?
> Helene
>> Here are my observations... but realize that I didn't get to do any 
>> dancing.
>  Some of this would have been combated better from
>> local dance leaders to help them get more people, but most of them 
>> were heavily involved with running the event, and basically could not 
>> campaign among the people.
>> Here's a suggestion...
>> It was good to see Guillaume and Isabeau leading dance at 
>> Coronation.  But this would have been a perfect opportunity for 
>> someone from Stargate to lead dance who would not usually have 
>> opportunity.  Especially since it was a small number of dancers and 
>> not a main focus of the event.   One of the ideas of our charter os 
>> to get more people leading dance and running balls.  We need to 
>> support these people rather than taking their opportunities.
>> ~Philip
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