westdance: SCA, The West Kingdom College of Dance

Larsen, Matt matt.larsen at certive.com
Fri Jul 1 09:26:46 PDT 2005

Part of the discussion was around whether we ought to consider some
changes to the charter.  In light of the current issues that the
College of Scribes is having, there was some thought that it might
be good to have term limits for the various officers.  I don't feel
strongly one way or another about it, and the general consensus seemed
to be more or less to leave it as it is.  But I thought it would be
worthwhile to put it on the list for discussion by anyone who wants
to offer any opinions, particularly those who weren't there to discuss
it on Wednesday.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Crystal A. Larsen [mailto:xtalrock at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:38 PM
> To: westdance at westdance.org
> Subject: westdance: SCA, The West Kingdom College of Dance
> Hey everybody,
> Last night at dance practice we had a discussion about the 
> West Kingdom College of Dance (WKCD) and the charter that 
> will define the WKCD. It turned out that some of the people 
> who regularly attend dance practice had no idea there was a 
> movement to form an official group or that the west-dance 
> email group existed. So, if you are interested in the email 
> list, please go to http://westdance.org/join.html, read the 
> description there, and sign up. If you are interested in the 
> proto-charter, please keep reading. It's on the website too, 
> but I thought it might be easier to just paste it into this message. 
> If you are currently on my personal list to get the weekly 
> reminders of Wednesday Dance Practice and you join the 
> west-dance email list you will get duplicate weekly reminders 
> unless you email me at xtalrock at yahoo.com to be removed from 
> my list. Please feel free to do so, if you wish.  If you have 
> questions about the West Kingdom College of Dance or the 
> proto-charter and are not on the west-dance email group, 
> please feel free to email me and I will answer as best I can. 
> Any questions I cannot answer, I will forward to the 
> west-dance email group and mail you a response, if one is forthcoming.
> regards,
> Crystal of the Westermark, 
> Proto-Secretary for the incipient West Kingdom College of Dance
> The proto-charter:
> The West Kingdom Royal College of Dance is hereby established 
> to further the practice of, and the research into, the 
> dancing arts of Renaissance Europe. The College of Dance is 
> open to those who practice, teach, or are otherwise 
> interested in the art, music, history, reconstruction, 
> performance, or theory of period dancing styles. 
> The goals of the College of Dance are to: 
> Encourage the spread of Renaissance European styles of 
> dancing, both in practice and in theory, throughout the West Kingdom; 
> Encourage learning and mastery of the art of period dancing; 
> Aid those outside the College of Dance in the appreciation of 
> period dancing; and 
> Provide a source for research and education into period 
> styles of dance. 
> To these ends, the College of Dance will: 
> Encourage its members to study, teach and consult with others 
> regarding period dance techniques; 
> Sponsor workshops and practices where all can learn the art 
> of period dancing; 
> Sponsor classroom instruction to encourage better 
> understanding of the history and theory of period dance; 
> Maintain a bibliography of research and reference materials, 
> including primary and secondary sources, and to the extent 
> possible a library; 
> Facilitate communication between existing dance groups, and 
> assist any local group in founding a dance practice for itself; 
> Provide guidance to any who request help with such matters as 
> hosting dancing at an event, starting a local practice, or 
> any other related service as needed; 
> Maintain a publicly-accessible forum to provide information 
> on scheduled College of Dance activities and upcoming dance 
> events, functions, practices, workshops, and classes; and 
> Maintain a roster of College of Dance Members and dance 
> teachers throughout the Kingdom. 
> Membership in the College of Dance will be extended to 
> include any Gentle who wishes to participate. Anyone may join 
> by sending their name to the College of Dance Secretary. 
> The Chancellor of the College of Dance shall be the head of 
> the College of Dance. The Chancellor shall maintain the 
> College of Dance Membership Roster; assist local groups to 
> locate instructors for dance classes at events, local 
> meetings, revels, etc.; assist local groups who wish to start 
> local dance classes; and report to the Kingdom Minister of 
> Arts on the progress, projects, and activities of both the 
> College of Dance and local dance groups. The Chancellor may 
> appoint deputies as needed. The Chancellor is chosen by the 
> general consensus of the Members of the College of Dance. 
> In addition to the above, a College of Dance Secretary shall 
> be appointed by the Chancelier. The Secretary will assist the 
> Chancellor in administrative duties including, but not 
> limited to, maintaining the roster of College of Dance 
> Members, coordination of the College of Dance Schedule of 
> Events, maintenance of the College of Dance forum, and any 
> other duties assigned by the Chancellor. 
> Submitted to Their Majesties, KING AND QUEEN, on the occasion 
> of EVENT, A.S. DATE, by the Charter Members of West Kingdom 
> College of Dance: 
> Be it known that We, QUEEN of the West Kingdom and Patroness 
> of the Arts and Sciences, along with KING, Our King, do 
> hereby confirm and recognize this Charter of the West Kingdom 
> Royal College of Dance. 
> Done by Our hand this DATE day of MONTH, A.S. XXXVII, being 
> 2003 Gregorian, 
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