[Anst-dancers] 30th Year Evening Activities

Nadine ianthe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 16:08:14 PDT 2009

I'm sad to not see a ball listed, and I remember 25th year and
dancing, and Philip.

I think for some reason, for European dance to stay alive, you need at
least 1 or 2 people involved who are just crazy about European dance,
and willing to do the work/initiative for it. And without that
momentum it just kind of fizzle out. And I feel I've lost touch with
people so much I'm not sure who or what I'll do if I go aside from


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Deana Covel Whitney
<dmcovel79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings Dancers,
>  I doubled checked my email list.  Philip is right, I sent out a call for interest in October. All the responses were about the wrong date I had listed and jokes about “having a Ball.”
> Since then, I’ve heard nothing from any dance teachers.  I will admit, I also have not pushed because life happened.
> So, I do not intend to sound bitchy, but I am being very blunt below...
> The facts are:
> 1) There is space tentatively set for a Friday night Dance in the hall on the schedule
> 2) Dancers will lose the space if Master Ihon does not get a confirmation from a Ball Host/Hostess soon.
> 3) If I'm to be the Ball Hostess, I need to know if the Kingdom dancers and Dance masters are interested. (I can only teach about 2 dances)
> 4) Firm promises are needed that Dance masters / Dance groups will teach during the dance.
> 5) If there has been no movement on this idea by May 9, I’ll ask Master Ihon to open the hall to something else on Friday night.
> Suggestions:
> 1) We have a Ball Theme – throwing some out for everyone - Send others
> a. Fops & Maidens
> b. Merry Fools (in the Shakespeare since)
> c. Courtiers & Courtesans
> d. Bishops & Barmaids
> e. Others…
> 2) The Dance sets should be varied and fun, not just period. So if someone wants to have “Hole in the Wall,” lets do it.
> Suggested Schedule:
> Set 1: 3 – English Country Dances (ECD) – to be named by hosting group/dance master
> Set 2: 3 – Brawls – to be named by hosting group/dance master
> Set 3: 3 – Italian Dances – to be named by hosting group/dance master
> Set 4: 3 – Advance Dances, any style – to be named by hosting group/dance master
> Set 5: Dance at will
> I’m suggesting the ECDs and Brawls to begin, because they are easier to draw people into.  The Italians and the Advance sets can be for all the experienced dancers.
> If you have ideas share them.
> If you have a radically different idea, step up and be the Ball Host.
> If you (or your group) want to be the sponsor of one of the above Sets, say so by May 9.
> 30th Year is July 9-12.   The time to declarer something is NOW!
> There were three balls at 25th Year, I still have the book and the set lists. All were fun. Not having one at 30th Year would make me sad.
> In Service,
>  Hanna von Dahl, OL
> "Burn brightly without burning out." - Richard Briggs
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