pennsicdance: Notes from the friday meeting
Andrea B Gansley-Ortiz
andreago1 at juno.com
Tue Aug 28 05:57:17 PDT 2001
On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 14:13:57 -0400 Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> writes:
> These are the notes that Alejandra took during the Friday meeting,
> 8/17 at Pennsic. My comments are in .
> Musicians: problem that all musicians not welcome to play at Caroso
> Ball/dance party. [ The Caroso band has always been closed. ] Not
> true that all musicians were not welcomed for masked ball (that was
> year; this year all welcome); new musicians welcome, important to
> bring in - music packet available in advance, thirteen sent out.
> Caroso Ball/dance party, wanted musicians who had the same music and
> had practiced together. For masked ball - musician practice session
> in advance? [ We've tried the last before with little success, but
> it's worth trying again, it might work better since we're mailing
> out music in advance. ]
There could be both a Caroso Ball music practice and a masked ball music
practice. If the head musician for each of those balls ran the practice
that would be ideal.
> Beginner classes. Good to have on a regular schedule (4pm daily).
> Issue of broad survey vs. focused classes - too many periods in one
> class for people to really absorb? Maybe need both broad and
> focused beginner classes (3pm and 4pm?) More slotting in general
> with class levels beginner/intermediate/advanced?
Possibly there could be more classes on style.
> Drawing in new dancers. Only c200 people out of c12,000 is not good
> (perception that dance has shrunk over the last few years.) Middle
> Eastern dance has been growing; better organization/promotion?
I gathered some facts about dance classes this year at War to share.
Hopefully this will spur people on to doing teaching since we had very
few teachers and fewer classes than the Middle Eastern Dancing.
7 Non-European Dance Classes
66 Middle Eastern Dance Classes
48 European Dance Classes by 14 individually listed teachers and the
with 5 teachers teaching 1x, 4 Tchrs teaching 2x, 1 Tchr 3x, 1 Tchr 4x,
1 Tchr 5x, 1 Tchr 6x, 1 Tchr 7x, DncMstrs 10x
There were 28 unique dance class titles with 1 class taught 10x, 1 class
taught 3 times, and 9 classes taught 2x and 17 classes taught once.
Classes by type (according to class name or description) were:
Here is the list of the 28 unique class titles.
Altezza d'Amore 2 classes
Bassedanze of Master Guglielmo
Bella Gioisa, or Jousting Anyone?
Brando di Cales 2 classes
Dance Masters' Cabal
Dances of Romeo and Juliet
Dance Potpourri with Uncle Sion 2 classes
Dancing the Old Measures 2 classes
Fedelta d'Amore 2 classes
Fifteenth-Century Italian Dance for Dummies
I Lost My Partner!
Intermediate/Advanced Scottish Country Dances
Intermediate English Country Dance
Introduction to Dance 10 classes
Italian Balli for Five People
It's All About Love
Heys Are Not for Horses 2 classes
Morris Dancing 2 classes
New Dances in Old Styles 2 classes
One, Two, Three 16th-Century Italian Dances 2 classes
Preparation for the Ball 3 classes
Shakespearean & Elizabethan Dances
Beginning Scottish Country Dances
Vikings DO TOO DANCE! Period Norse Ring-Dancing
Sol la Cantor
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