pennsicdance: Re: What we missed last year?

David Learmonth david.a.learmonth at
Tue Jul 18 20:18:48 PDT 2006

Hi Flip!  (and other Pennsicites!)

As for the dance floor, Adele, Lynnette, and I are going to have a
crucial Pre-Pennsic Dance Floor Planning Meeting in Hamilton, Ontario,
this weekend.  You are all welcome to come!  :)
(Ok, actually we are having a regional dance practice for a small
group of us, at which point we were going to ask Adele a whole bunch
of these questions about the dance floor.)

I believe that the document did get updated a bit since last year.  I
was actually planning on trying to complete it a bit this year, as I
see that we have several un-answered questions for it (generally about
who to contact to get the trailer and things like that.  I figured
that we might as well spell them out for future dancers, and for

We (Lynnette and I) have 3 cordless drills that we will bring, but
more are appreciated.  I have no corded drills.  I think we have a few
square bits, but we will find out the size, and everyone can let us
know if we have spares available in the supplies.

Wednesday the floor goes up (10 am to start).  I believe that Friday
it comes down (1 pm to start).  I think that we will start early
Wednesday, and will get the main group there once preliminary work is
done by noon or something like that, probably.

I missed last year.  So now we have a locked box to keep a boombox at
the dance tent?  Do we have one for the barn as well?  How many
boomboxes do we need?

Thank you for keeping up with this.  We will appreciate any help that
is available (I don't think that I have made it for a setup since the
initial floor construction in 2001).  We will do our best to keep
things organized this year in regards to the dance floor.

Oh, and email me directly if anyone else on this list wants to come up
Saturday for a day of dancing with a small group of us, plus a few
dancers from Michigan.


> OK... We're getting close to time, so i'm getting ancy about various
> pennsic dance things, despite the fact i've been less involved the
> past few years.
> What sorts of things were we "wanting" last year,
> that we didn't have... or that were inconvenient?
> One thing that I thought had an inconvenience factor was the
> boombox availablity.
> I made a box lst year from discarded floor sections, although i'm not
> remembering how far i got. (I think it was hinged, but not sure how
> well... I was working mostly from scraps and without much of a
> plan. ;) Don't know if there is a shackle on it, but perhaps a key can
> be kept/checked out from the Class Coordinator tent that could open
> this box for access to a boombox that is kept at the tent in this box?
> We had talked about a shelf/cart, perhaps with wheels, that could
> house various stuff, like the Pile folders, a whiteboard (or
> chalkboard) and be transported to and from the barn.
> anything else?
> I'm not sure I'll be able to do any of these projects, but none of it
> will get done if we don't have a clear idea of that which is wanted/needed.
> ****************
> On floor dis/assembly:
> Do we have a formal schedule of when to be where for floor
> setup/takedown? (ok... where is mostly obvious... it's at the
> tent... does pennsic staff know to get our trailer there before we
> plan on starting?)
> Adele, how/where is the care and feeding book?
> Were any updates made from last year? (curious, not pestering)
> Cordless tools are great when there isn't power available, but I find
> that when power is available (like at the tent... when the breakers
> havn't blown ;) the powered versions work much better. I know I bought
> a few extention cords for the group, but does anyone remember if we had
> a power tap that gave us more outlets at a convenient height?
> I seem to recall that we bought a bunch of square drive bits last
> year... those are always in demand.
> --
> May no harm befall you,
> flip
> Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?

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