[SCA-Dance] [SCA-dance] Notes from the Future of KWDS meeting

David Learmonth david.a.learmonth at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 09:52:40 EDT 2012

I've been screened out by the email list for sending to 3 people at once.
 I'll send again.  :)   (response to Lorenzo's message)


On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM, David Learmonth <
david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hopefully my message from last night has also come through to the list to
> help explain what we're looking for.
> i.e.  Of course we have new people, and we want new people, and we always
> try to book the class tracks to be inviting and cover a range of skill
> levels, especially on the Saturday which is the most likely day for new
> people to show up.
> This would be an Extra session, before everything else, without much
> concurrent, so that the rest of us wouldn't miss much due to teaching other
> classes.
> Such as at our event each year, Step Spritely, all the Teachers want to
> learn from Rosina, but someone still has to teach something for the
> beginner track at the same time, so that teacher typically misses out.
>  Well, at Known World, we don't just have that issue, but we usually have 4
> tracks or more running at once, and a similar number of tracks the next
> timeslot too, so a lot of teachers can't attend, and some may even be
> preparing for their next class as well.
> ***This would NOT be the Whole Event***
> But it would certainly increase the value of this event for many of us
> teachers considerably.
> At a minimum, if we have a guest from academia giving more of a Lecture
> style, we can certainly make them a Keynote speaker, so that nothing would
> conflict, but just for the first timeslot of the morning.  I figure that
> this is something of a similar example.  (a bit different of course)
> You should definitely come out Lorenzo if you can make it!  I'm surprised
> you haven't yet, though of course it depends on a lot of factors, such as
> time and cost.
> But yeah, to get an idea of what we teach there, take a look at some of
> the Previous KWDSes:
> www.kwds.org
> I think you should be able to see that NONE of the KWDSes have just
> ignored newer dancers.  We're all fairly aware of this goal to try to get
> them engaged.  (it can just be tricky to get it perfect).
> Darius
> P.S.  I have to update the links for KWDMS9 on kwds.org.  I'll get to
> that later today.
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM, Benjamin Pung <ben at houseofpung.net>wrote:
>> I haven't been to a KWDS (except the first one, apparently, and then only
>> for the ball), but are there a lot of relatively new dancers that attend
>> (i.e. ones that would not have the chops for a "master class")? When I
>> schedule Saltare, I always try to make sure there is a range of complexity
>> levels available among concurrent classes, so everyone has something to do.
>> Maybe this is not as much of an issue for KWDS.
>> --Lorenzo

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