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Anselm Lingnau

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Jim Healy wrote:

> Pia's Sorting Hat version is closer to the actualité than Anselm's Goblet
> of Fire - somebody has to be in Slytherin.

> The point is that no matter what dances we select, someone has a problem
> with some or all of them.

Absolutely. I think the list of featured dances should not be misconstrued
as »all of these dances must show up on every social programme everywhere«,
which would be ridiculous. In my opinion it's more of a »have a look at these
and use them over the year if possible« list. So we usually pick up a few of
the nicer/more well-known ones from the list for our ball programme, but I
also try to cover the whole list in class during the course of the year (just
on the off-chance that one of my dancers may Apparate somewhere where the
general opinion on which dances of the list are worth doing is different from
ours).

So if Iain (or anybody) has an issue with Lady Mary Menzies' Reel as far as
social programmes are concerned, there are nine other dances on this year's
list, several of which would be, in my opinion, prime material for any Yule
Ball or other social function (and chances are you won't need Sybil
Trelawney's crystal ball to figure out which ones).

Anyway, remember back when we got an annual book, everytime there would be a
dance or two that became instant hits while there would be another dance or
two that everybody would moan and bitch about how these ever managed to
insinuate themselves into the book? Consider the featured list a »virtual
book« -- even now you can still have your favourites/lemons discussion every
year and you don't even need to get rid of a few dozen extraneous dusty
prophecies on your shelf to make room because you're likely to have the dance
descriptions already!

The Department of Gratuitious Harry Potter References thinks this is pure
bliss. Felix Felicis, so to speak :^)

Anselm
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