westdance: Crosston dance ball thanks, lost and found

Crystal A. Larsen xtalrock at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 27 12:10:11 PST 2009

I'd like to thank everyone who helped make the Crosston dance ball a wonderful success for all 135 people who attended. 

Many, many thanks to all of you on this list who assisted in the teaching sessions, and helped call the dances in the evening. 

Everybody: Thank you for respecting the loading zone, it made the day much easier. 

Musicians: Geoffrey Mathias (lead), Aimeric de Foix, 'A'isha bint Khalil al Herati, Aldric of the Northmark, Alessandro Cantori, Catherine Holcombe of Arden, Chiara la Trombottiera, Elizabeth of Dendermond, Gregory Blount of Isenfir, John Rossignol, and Vyncent atte Wodegate 

Dance Teachers: Geoffrey Mathias, Gregory Blount of Isenfir, Isabel d'Triana, and Na'arah bat Avraham. 

Cooks: Vittoria Aureli (lead), Agnes de Sainte-Claire, Cariadoc of the Bow, Catherine Holcombe of Arden, Chiara la Trombottiera, Crystal of the Westermark, Gianetta del Bene, Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez, Linda of Collinswood, Lydia Brittanica, Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, Sabrina de la Bere, and special guest stars. 

Gate crew: Emiko Sasaki, Isabel d'Triana, Emiko Sasaki, Emiko Sasaki, and Emiko Sasaki. (no really, Emiko cheerfully sat gate nearly all day) 

The Cleanup-crew: Cin Barnes, Gregory Blount of Isenfir, John Theophilus, Kate Thomas, Kevin, Lee of Crosston, Renee of Crosston, Vittoria Aureli and Vyncent atte Wodegate

And the miscellaneously helpful: Cin Barnes (site autocrat), Geoffrey Mathias, Ghislaine d'Auxerre (Princess's herald), Isabel d'Triana (voice of sanity), John Theophilus (leapt on grenade for autocrat), Katherine de Langelei, Kathy Stormberg (arts display), Marguerite du Royon (Queen's herald), Maria del Norte, Morghan, Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi (website), Violet Ruthvene (flyers), Vyncent atte Wodegate, The West Kingdom Choir (lead by Alessandro Cantori), and many others. 

Thanks and happy dance for the Royalty and heralds who kept court to an even shorter time than the courts of King Radnor of blessed memory. 

And special thanks to all those who have opened their homes to host music and dance practice: Aimeric de Foix, Alessandro Cantori, Cariadoc of the Bow, Chiara la Trombottiera, Collette de Rayncheval, Crystal of the Westermark, Cynthia Barnes, Cynthia Ish, Elizabeth of Dendermond, Elspeth Penrheiner, Geoffrey Mathias, Rafael de Aldea, and Renee of Crosston.

Lost and Found: 
1) a blue glass goblet (please contact John Rossignol, seneschal) 
2) a long oval white veil. Possibly good cotton or linen. Machine edged, about 48inches long. (please contact Crystal, autocrat)
3) An XL brown jacket from The Territory Ahead. Thin vertical stripes, faux sheepskin lined and crumpled dove's chocolate wrappers in the pocket. (please contact Crystal, autocrat)
4) Pleated white silk with decorative gold edging. Could be a scarf or a favor. (please contact Crystal, autocrat)

This event and the lovely hall was made possible by many generous donors, including Saint Mary's College of California (30+ students  attended as part of a class titled "Living the Middle Ages" http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/academics/undergraduate-requirements/january-term/courses/course-description.html?course_id=JAN_028). In a strange moment of synchronicity, the donors have elected to remain anonymous. This event is sponsored by the Shire of Crosston, for more information please see http://home.earthlink.net/~al-qurtubiyya/home.html or join the email list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Xton/ 

For more information about local SCA dance please see The West Kingdom College of Dance webapge http://westdance.org/ For more information about medieval and renaissance dance please see the SCA Renaissance Dance Pages at http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/dance.html 

For information on dance at West Kingdom events (http://www.westkingdom.org/), please contact Vyncent atte Wodegate (torlanswingmeister at yahoo.com).

For information about dance at Principality of the Mists events (http://mists.westkingdom.org/), please contact Crystal of the Westermark (mistsDance at westkingdom.org). 

Crystal of the Westermark, OL


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