[SCA-Dance] Petit Vriens Considered Dangerous?

Ben Cogan donnghaile at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 15:23:53 EDT 2011

I consider dancing at Gulf Wars dangerous, period.  On ball nights, so
many novice dancers pack into the hall that many dancers are touching
before any movement has begun, not to mention once they all start
backing up.  I quite well believe that there have been collisions in
the more sprightly dances like Petit Vriens.  I've seen dancers back
into the next set and knock over dancers from a third set in Rufty
Tufty there.


On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2011, Niki <janeeve2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Issues that have been discussed in prior classes include:
>> Arming safely
> It's not from personal experience, but I've heard that, at Gulf Wars,
> Petit Vriens is a hazardous dance: people doing line-weaving can be
> hazardous, but I think I've heard that there's someone there who loves
> to do full-speed _impact_.  Anyone know better about this?
> I should note that, a couple of years ago at a local event's dance
> when I announced that there would be no contact / no weaving, at least
> one couple left the floor in disappointment.
> (BTW, can I safely assume that there's nothing about weaving in
> Domenico or any other period source?)
> Denyel de Lyncoln
> --
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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