academie: Eastern European Dances

marion wright marionred at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 22 04:04:47 PDT 2000


vard I may jsut be clueless or ditzy or both but what is EE stand for?

Marion


>From: SCAVard at aol.com
>To: <academie at pbm.com>
>Subject: academie: Eastern European Dances
>Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 20:20:50 EDT
>
>All:
>
>My quest to find sources and information regarding EE dancing led me, of 
>all places, to Dayton Ohio this past weekend.  (Those who don't know me 
>that well proably don't recognize the irony -- Dayton was my home before 
>moving to MD 3 years ago.)
>
>I met with a SCAdian who also plays with members of the EE and Slavic 
>community, and I attended an EE dance class on Thursday evening.  Then on 
>Friday afternoon, she and I met with another instructor and we went over 
>about a half-dozen specific dances.  I brought home sheet music, some crib 
>notes, and a couple of tapes.  Some of the tunes were familiar (such as the 
>dance done to the Korobushka tune), but most were brand-new to me.  I need 
>to digest what I've learned, see if I can read my own notes, and do a 
>little bit of research to get more info regarding the "periodness" of what 
>I've got, and I'll be heading back in 3 weeks for a refresher.
>
>If anyone is particularly interested in learning what little I've got, let 
>me know and I'll see what I can do.  This is the first time I've ever been 
>asked to do this kind of research, and I'm hoping to not fall completely on 
>my face.  For those who want to see whether or not I *do* fall on my face, 
>the event I'll be teaching EE dance at is on November 11th in Dun Carraig 
>(Southern MD).  The event title is "Nevsky's Revenge", I believe.
>
>-V
>
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