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    23nd Day, 11th Moon, Year 9 of the Recent Awakenings

    The Ardor Day Dance Classes

    To the Denizenry of Her Majesty's Castle Marrach: in accordance to the will of the Lord Chamberlain, upholding the duties charged to me as Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit the Chronicle of The Ardor Day Dance Classes.

    On the 19th Day of this Moon, sera Adalyn, formerly the Mistress of the Dance Academy held two dance classes in the Outer Bailey Theatre as part of the Ardor Day festivities. One Lesson was at Noon and the other at 10 Late Bells. This Chronicler attended the first one. Among others who attended the lesson were sers Edstave, Kalen and Kobe, the Misstresses Alella and Tristana, seras Ezraella and Theresa.

    Sera Adalyn first determined who had previously attended dance lessons and then explained that she would be teaching the Anello Waltz. She handed out scrolls with instructions about the dance and stressed to the sers the importance of their maintaining their compartmento di terreno, their awareness of the position of other couples, so that no collisions would take place.

    Before the actual lesson started, sera Adalyn led a few warm-up exercises, while she explained a few of the perils of dancing at balls. She explained that "proper dancing can be very difficult at balls, because of the large crowds. The most important thing to remember is to be aware of the people around you, and always exhibit courtesy." The seras were told to let the sers lead.

    Music for the dance was provided by a music box, which started to play music at the simple turn of a knob. Sers were instructed to approach the seras, bow to them and ask them politely for a dance. Ser Kobe danced with Mistress Tristana, who arrived later, ser Edstave with sera Theresa and the instructor herself, sera Adalyn, danced with ser Kalen.

    After the lesson was over, sera Adalyn thanked those who had attended, and explained that while she was not currently hosting regular lessons, she hoped to do so, if a sufficient interest in dance could be generated.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, the Lord Chamberlain, the Chronicler's Office, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm.

    Temor Nāgasena, Senior Chronicler