[Bg-dance] April 14, 2012: Terpsichore at the Tower XVIII, Ann Arbor, Michigan

myfanwy at pug.net myfanwy at pug.net
Fri Dec 9 10:08:39 PST 2011

Woohoo!!  It's not a weekend right around Gulf War.  Now I can look into going.

Btw, I concur with Daniel, Terpsichore is a really fun dance event to attend.


On Dec 9, 2011, at 10:58 AM, Tim McDaniel wrote:

> Terpsichore at the Tower is a dance event near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
> (The nearest airport is Detroit, which is pretty big and has good
> connections.)  Next year's will be April 14, 2012.  Alina, the
> European dance coordinator, will be putting out a call for instructors
> soon.
> Disclaimer: I pretty much started there and have friends there.
> Regardless, I think it's a pretty decent dance event.  Typically, it's
> on a Saturday, and there are usually four tracks of classes, three
> European and one Middle Eastern.  Usually they have a good mixture:
> some beginning classes and some advanced, some standard dances and
> some presentations of newly redacted dances, some relatively local and
> some from around the Known World.  I've heard it's a bit more
> scholarly than Crystal Ball and such, but not at all as much as Known
> World Dance and Music.  I can get my Italian Ren on (stumblingly, but
> I blame Perronnelle for not moving to Austin).  There's an evening
> ball when most of the dances taught are done.  There's a great
> sideboard dessert table, and Magdalena usually manages an astonishing
> subtlety.  (One year she did a pastry of an open copy of Playford that
> was so good that a couple of people tried to turn the page.)
> As before, I'd like to hear people's opinions about dancing at other
> events: wars, Crystal Ball, KWDMS, or whatnot.
> Daniel de Lindo
> -- 
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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