pennsicdance: [SCA-Dance] Pennsic Dance Staff Rock! (was formerly Gwommy rocks!) :)

David Learmonth david.a.learmonth at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 13:48:22 PDT 2009


I'm just noticing that I probably should have sent this to Pennsic Dance as
well / instead.  :)

But also, I figured I should probably also put in a formal thank you to her
Majesty Judith, for her tireless efforts in teaching and coordinating
Pennsic Dance.  Especially this year, with your regal responsibilities, you
still managed to take on a surprising (ever increasing!) number of tasks in
the dance tent, and it definitely improved our experiences at Pennsic.

So as tired as yourself  (and your staff) must be, it was worth the effort
from our standpoint.  Thank you!  :)

Darius



On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 7:11 AM, David Learmonth <
david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks!  I'm just happy that I could help out.  :)
>
> Additionally, I'd really like to thank everyone else who helped out, ran
> balls, built floor, etc.  In particular, I know that Dafydd and Conrad
> definitely helped on making sure classes were covered, and as additional
> ringers.  Also Dafydd, Gwommy, and Dunstin (sp?), really helped in the floor
> construction early on this year on the Monday when we got our early start.
> I was really pleased that we took our time, and that I think it came
> together really cleanly this year, and in record time!  (finished by
> mid-afternoon on Tuesday, and with only myself succumbing to heat
> exhaustion)
>
> (also thanks to everyone who helped on Tuesday!  Could we import some more
> Swedes for next year?)  :)
>
> Oh, and also I'd like to thank everyone who helped on tear-down.  I
> apparently was starting to get the Pennsic plague either that day, or the
> next, and was definitely tired  (as you saw I got frustrated when we had
> stuck screws), but it still came apart pretty quickly regardless.
>
> Thanks to Lynnette and Gwommy for being patient with the problem screws.
> And for whomever works on this next year, please take this as a lesson (one
> that I should have got from the year before, but I was tired and missed it),
> that you should have a person or two go over to check All the holes for any
> missed screws, AND to take a spare screw to quickly clean out any problem
> heads, before they get stripped, so that the screw drivers can get a good
> grip.  Most came out fine once they were cleaned a bit.  Only a few were
> really stuck behind the rest of the wood.  Sorry that we missed it initially
> this year.
>
>
> Anyway, so thanks again everyone!  It was definitely a fun year, and I
> think that a LOT of new dancers felt welcome as well!  :)
>
> Darius
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 2:36 PM, <ianthe at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Yes, Gwommy was amazing. He was there every late night, and had the laptop
>> with music to go on when the musicians get tired.
>> He was there almost all the time during the day, so is aware when a
>> teacher
>> didn't show up to teach, and he and Darius would cover it on the spot.
>>
>> Him and Darius made sure that dance classes went smoothly, that there were
>> people to teach dance during the balls (I saw Darius jumping in and
>> helping
>> with teaching during a ball that he was not responsible for, and doing it
>> for a significant part of the ball), and they were both consistently there
>> to help close down the dance tent at night.
>>
>> Dancing at Pennsic would be nowhere as good and efficient without Gwommy
>> and Darius there.
>>
>> Lowrie.
>>
>> On Aug 11, 2009 12:55pm, Lara Coutinho aka Sophia the Orange
>> <orange at indy.net> wrote:
>> > Gwommy,
>>
>> > As a professional data wrangler in the modern world, I've got to say
>> that
>> > I'm freaking *impressed* with your collection of hard data! This is
>> > amazing, and a great service to the dance community! Rock on!!!
>>
>> > --Sophia the Orange
>>
>>
>>
>> > >Greetings Dancers,
>>
>> > >
>>
>> > >Here is some dance results which I collect during the two weeks of
>> > Pennsic.
>>
>> > >
>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tmqsrxkNQNb2JyQ7KvGZbKw&output=html
>>
>>
>>
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