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    I will be holding Courtly dance classes with the aid of Master Jeffery beginning on Tui's, the 11th day of this moon at 9 LB in the Outer Bailey Theatre. These sessions will be held every Suns at 4 LB and every Tuis at 9 LB with the last class being held on the 25th day of this moon in preparation for the upcoming Cotillion Ball. We will be covering the Annello Waltz, the Brisk Wind, and the Blooming Rose provided time permits and participants are willing.

    On behalf of the Unity,
    Apprentice Stylist
    Duelist Member
    Guildmistress of the Embinders
    Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
    Mistress of Entertainments
    Royal Artist
    Seeker of the Faith
    Unity Thespian

  • #2
    *brought to the fore*
    Apprentice Stylist
    Duelist Member
    Guildmistress of the Embinders
    Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
    Mistress of Entertainments
    Royal Artist
    Seeker of the Faith
    Unity Thespian

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    • #3
      Dancing, if you please!
      Sashay gently
      Bend the knee

      Always let a noble lead
      Drop their trousers
      Lift their skirt

      Now's the time to
      show your worth!
      Pucker the lips
      Hold your breath

      Sell you dignity
      to be their guest

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      • #4
        Dancing, if you please!
        Sashay spiritedly,
        Bend your knees!

        Always let your heart lead;
        Keep your trousers,
        Don your skirt,
        That speaks more volume of your worth!

        Rather, curve the lips,
        Happily expel your breath;
        Depart only from your sorrows,
        Waltz 'til there be none left.

        Keep your dignity, I pray you,
        Learn the culture if you choose;
        You will be loved regardless
        Of whether you attend or refuse.
        Apprentice Stylist
        Duelist Member
        Guildmistress of the Embinders
        Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
        Mistress of Entertainments
        Royal Artist
        Seeker of the Faith
        Unity Thespian

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        • #5
          Is it time for you to dance?
          Or for Prime Ministers to Prance?
          And constituencies to do a jig
          Of their own choosing
          Free to be

          And Courtliness forgotten soon
          with regimental marching tunes
          With noses high and pinkies too
          All left behind for Summer's noon

          No whining "I gave no leave!"
          Or "Use my title, perfectly!"
          But oscillating wild and free
          To each their own: Equality!

          Let nobles petty Learn your dance
          And servile minions wait their chance
          To prove themselves obediently
          In your Cotillions formally

          But take your snobs across the Bridge
          And leave us now! And let us live
          To dance the dances that WE choose
          And thrust our hips obscenely too



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          • #6
            The first dance class begins tonight with the Annello Waltz. Bring a partner if you can, but please feel free to come alone too and educate yourselves in this beautiful form of movement.

            Politics can be left at the door. This is a time to celebrate artistry and education.

            Apprentice Stylist
            Duelist Member
            Guildmistress of the Embinders
            Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
            Mistress of Entertainments
            Royal Artist
            Seeker of the Faith
            Unity Thespian

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            • #7
              Tonight's class on the Brisk Wind has been moved to 9 late bells for those interested in attending. It will still be held in the Outer Bailey Theatre. (OOC: It's Easter and we figure folks will be doing family stuff)
              Apprentice Stylist
              Duelist Member
              Guildmistress of the Embinders
              Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
              Mistress of Entertainments
              Royal Artist
              Seeker of the Faith
              Unity Thespian

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              • #8
                Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Blooming Rose'. We will also be hosting another class on Frey's at 10 late bells.

                Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-18-2017, 09:57 PM. Reason: Schedule change
                Apprentice Stylist
                Duelist Member
                Guildmistress of the Embinders
                Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                Mistress of Entertainments
                Royal Artist
                Seeker of the Faith
                Unity Thespian

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                • #9
                  This starts in a few ticks.
                  Apprentice Stylist
                  Duelist Member
                  Guildmistress of the Embinders
                  Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                  Mistress of Entertainments
                  Royal Artist
                  Seeker of the Faith
                  Unity Thespian

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                  • #10
                    This is tonight at 10 late in the Outer Bailey Theatre!
                    Apprentice Stylist
                    Duelist Member
                    Guildmistress of the Embinders
                    Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                    Mistress of Entertainments
                    Royal Artist
                    Seeker of the Faith
                    Unity Thespian

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                    • #11
                      *posted by a Page*

                      This has been moved to 10 1/2 LB tonight.
                      Apprentice Stylist
                      Duelist Member
                      Guildmistress of the Embinders
                      Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                      Mistress of Entertainments
                      Royal Artist
                      Seeker of the Faith
                      Unity Thespian

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                      • #12
                        Class today at 6 late bells in the Outer Bailey Theatre.
                        Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 04-23-2017, 12:03 PM.
                        Apprentice Stylist
                        Duelist Member
                        Guildmistress of the Embinders
                        Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                        Mistress of Entertainments
                        Royal Artist
                        Seeker of the Faith
                        Unity Thespian

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                        • #13
                          Tonight's class will be at 11 late bells and will cover the dance 'The Galliard of the Snowflakes'. This is the last session before the Ball on Frey's where you'll have the opportunity to show off the steps you've learned!

                          Apprentice Stylist
                          Duelist Member
                          Guildmistress of the Embinders
                          Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                          Mistress of Entertainments
                          Royal Artist
                          Seeker of the Faith
                          Unity Thespian

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                          • #14
                            *brought to the top of the boards*
                            Apprentice Stylist
                            Duelist Member
                            Guildmistress of the Embinders
                            Junior Equerry to her Ladyship Sinvy
                            Mistress of Entertainments
                            Royal Artist
                            Seeker of the Faith
                            Unity Thespian

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