academie: Dancing at events...

Oxford, David dmo at
Wed Feb 8 08:32:35 PST 2006

On that note, if folks have events with dancing planned, let me know and
I'll put them on the Academie's calendar.  Once I've accounted for all
the feedback on the new site, I'll roll it out with an announcement to
the greater Atlantian community.  So, for example, the message below
says there will be dancing at Celebration of Spring.  Send me event
details (specifically dance-related details), and a link to an event
website if there is one, and I'll put it on the calendar (which is
currently at
Likewise, I need information on regular local dance practices.  All
details preferably.


From: Vern Wade [mailto:vern_wade at] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 11:24 AM
To: Oxford, David; academie at
Subject: RE: academie: Dancing at events...

Rencester's Celebration of Spring is going to have the dancing right
after the fighting, before feast (though there'll be musical
entertainment during feast as well -- some guy who calls himself the
Rencester Minstrel is wont to stroll among the tables and play period
music leaning rather heavily on the works of John Dowland...).  Haven't
heard of that dancing/feast format being tried before but we'll let
everyone know how it works....


	From: "Oxford, David" <dmo at>
	To: <academie at>
	Subject: RE: academie: Dancing at events...
	Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 08:40:30 -0500
	>> Atlantian Dance Crusade...that sounds like a jolly idea!!
	So would that be an event or a philosophy? :)
	Here's something related to dancing at events that I wanted to
throw out there.  Anyone who's been to one of the past few Isenfir
events will have seen this, and maybe others are doing it, too, but
we've had great success with it so I wanted to mention it.  To help
mitigate the problem of dancing getting cut short after feast, we've
begun setting up the feast area with the tables around the outside,
leaving the center section open.  During the often unavoidable delay
between courses, we haul out the musicians and have dancing!  It helps
break up the interminable dead time between courses, keeps everyone
happy cuz they're not just twiddling their thumbs, and we get in more
dancing!  Obviously this wouldn't work for really big events, but for
smaller ones it's worked great.
	Just a thought to foster more dancing!

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