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Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:59:38 pm »
Hello all ye Kconers! I am the cohost of the ballroom dance lessons from 2012. We are very much hoping to have the Kumoriball again this year. Like last year we had a group of hosts who would help by asking wall flowers to dance. We re looking for volunteers to help us do this again! If you would like to help out or just have some questions feel free to post to message me for further info! But until then, here's a Q and A



Q) What does being a host entail?
A) Knowing something about leading (or a good follow) and getting others to dance.


Q) But what if I only kinda know how to dance?
A) We are actually thinking about running a workshop during the summer in Portland or the area, to help brush up on some dance moves and styles!  Yes this basically means a free dance lesson.


Q) Is there something I have to do before hand if I want to be a host?
A) Contact me! Kokotankuu! You can try the Dread Pirate but he's usually at work.


Q) I know how to dance already, is this helpful?
A) You don't know how much! Yes!! It's extremely helpful. We are only a handful of people running this thing right now, we will love all the help we can get. The Kumoriball is like herding cats.


Q) What if I know absolutely nothing about ballroom dance? Can I still be a host?
A) At this time, we are really looking for people we don't have to teach from the ground up in only a few weeks. If you're interested in dancing though, come to the panel events during kcon and talk to us then.


Q) I like dancing!!
A) Well that's not really a question....but good for you! ^^b




Please post any other questions you might have!

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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 02:00:56 am »
I've been eagerly awaiting this!
I would love to be a host again for the ball if it happens and if it's alright. c:

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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 04:07:50 pm »
Hey there! Do you know how to dance at all?
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 06:34:15 am »
Hello. c: Also yes I do! I know quite a few ballroom dances. c:
I was a host last year and would love to help out as a host again. c:

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 12:45:16 pm »
I'm usually a wallflower myself, so I would love to help out too if you don't mind!
[/size]I know some basic ballroom dances, but I wouldn't mind coming to the workshops either to learn more.
[/size]Do you have to be in a specific cosplay? My sister and I were going to do Korra and Asami.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 05:27:34 pm »
That sounds wonderful both of you!! Tsundere! Welcome back to the hosts! We will be coming up with more details later. Are you both in the Portland area? Or in Oregon? lol The Dread Pirate in I are in Klamath Falls at the moment. Things of course are up in the air.


Teddy, I've Been Toph and Princess Merida in the past. Not sure if I'll have the time to come up with something new this year.  But if you with to host and cosplay feel free! we actually really like it. I love saying I've danced with specific characters lol.


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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 09:10:10 am »
Ohkay~ I'll have a backup if Korra falls though, but I'll still have a costume.
I'm in McMinnville, its like an hour trip to hillsboro and and hour and a half by bus, like 40 minutes in my car.

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 08:14:45 pm »
I haven't ballroom danced since I was a child haha but last year I attended kumoriball, and was just dancing around with my husband and friends and just having a blast. I really don't like having to conform to the dancing to be honest. Wish I could be a silly host and just help people dance, even if they don't know how. That's what I ended up doing to all of my friends in there! I didn't want them to leave XD

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 02:38:14 am »
Thanks! :D I'm really excited! I'm about two hours from Portland, but I live in Eugene. I can't remember how far Eugene is from Klamath Falls though. But to Teddy, last year I was a host and in cosplay as Prussia from Hetalia. I won't be him for the ball this year, however I will still cosplay and be a host. c:
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 04:11:35 pm »
Oh, Ohkay! Thanks Tsundere~

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 01:56:54 pm »
Klamath is 3 hours south of Eugene, but that's good to know. We are actually in the Mcminville area a lot (my fiance's mom lives in that area)  If you guys know anyone else who might be interested that would be fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 12:27:30 pm »
Hey! Next time you cone to Mac send me a message? Id like to meet up with you and talk about some ideas for the ball, or even just hangout if thats alright.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 02:35:04 pm »
@kokotankuu: I'm not sure if you got my message on here, but I guess it didn't go through? o.O


I'll resend it again -.-"

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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2013, 03:03:55 pm »
Hey potential hosts! If you can PM me with your real name and email address and whereabouts you live we'll try to get a precon dance/host meeting so we can all brush up on the dances and we can give you a heads up on what's going on. Luvan I messaged you back, sorry for the delay!
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 07:45:19 pm »
I sent you a message. c:


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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 07:09:40 pm »
Hey guys, what dances do you all know? We're trying to figure out program/panel stuff.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 08:33:14 pm »
The only one I actually know is the Waltz, but I can learn many more easy, thanks Youtube.
I can also teach other hosts how to do them too.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 01:36:06 am »
ballet, tap, some jazz, swing, jitterbug/boogie woogie (50's type of dancing), some tango and salsa, some baile folklorico (hispanic dance), a bit of waltz, and I was learning square dancing 7 years ago, but I totally forgot lol

I mean I can mimic any type of dance, just let me see you dance, and I can do my best to copy ;)

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2013, 10:34:30 am »
ballet, tap, some jazz, swing, jitterbug/boogie woogie (50's type of dancing), some tango and salsa, some baile folklorico (hispanic dance), a bit of waltz, and I was learning square dancing 7 years ago, but I totally forgot lol

I mean I can mimic any type of dance, just let me see you dance, and I can do my best to copy ;)





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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2013, 06:51:15 pm »
Swing and jitterbug are supper fun and not that hard to learn actually Teddy
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2013, 07:25:05 pm »
Dances I know: Waltz, Viennese Waltz (kinda), Tango, Swing, Jitterbug (or some variation of it), some salsa, West Coast Swing, Country Swing, Foxtrot, Polka (Love Polkas), some square dances. What I think we'll be teaching at con: Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese and Tango (subject to change.)
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 07:41:31 pm »
I know the Waltz and a little bit of Salsa. I want to learn 50's and 70's swing.
I think it would be fun to do a mini swing dance/free style ballroom competition in the middle of the dance.

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 08:59:12 pm »
yeah swing and jitterbug and all the 20-80's kinda dancing are quite fun and not that hard to dance, BUT since I'm out of shape... I can't exactly do dips or throw people around XD so I kinda have to stay out of those moves when it comes to dancing.

AHHH the foxtrot lol man I need to learn that x.x also never heard of viennese o3o sounds interesting

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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 11:02:06 pm »
I would love to pull out my Ciel cosplay and host some lovely ladies.


I don't really know how to dance but I'd totally be excited to try.
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 11:58:13 am »
I would love to pull out my Ciel cosplay and host some lovely ladies.


I don't really know how to dance but I'd totally be excited to try.


I say we get together to help each other learn to dance.

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 06:00:36 pm »
Teddy that's kinda what the meet up will be for lol Also Viennese Waltz is also called the Disney waltz, it's the Disney princess, lets dance together sweeping around the room in big ball gowns. But in truth it's a lot faster and harder to pick up O.o
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 06:09:38 pm »
aaah! Okay then I know exactly what it is XD thanks!

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 09:52:44 pm »
I heard that there will be dancing lessons before the con.
Did I imagine that?

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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2013, 11:12:48 am »
Kokotankuu- Ohkay~ Just wanted to clarify basically.


Disney Waltz- I wanna do this. Can we do this next year? I'll do Ariel or Aurora..


Kitty- I think so?

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2013, 06:02:19 pm »
I heard that there will be dancing lessons before the con.
Did I imagine that?


Kitty, we're going to try to set up a meet up for those interested in hosting. At this meet up we're try to make it a central location (Salem?) on a Saturday sometime before CON so the hosts can become more comfortable with the dances.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2013, 06:03:15 pm »
Kokotankuu- Ohkay~ Just wanted to clarify basically.


Disney Waltz- I wanna do this. Can we do this next year? I'll do Ariel or Aurora..


Kitty- I think so?


And Teddy, at the meet up we can probably show you what it looks like if you guys want.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2013, 02:22:55 pm »
Hey there! So I'm interested in being a host this year; I know a few ballroom dances, and have been wanting to learn a few more, but I would love to be a host. I attended last year and had a great experience at the ball, and I want to give others a good experience too. I'm willing to learn more dances than what I know, and I can learn them on my own time and not just the dance practices and such. c:

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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2013, 02:11:56 am »
Hi! I'm actually very interested in being a host for this year at the ball. I know alittle here and there about ballroom dancing. I've never had the chance to go to the dances yet. They're usually packed before I get the chance. I'm very friendly and love talking to new people. :3 Breaking people out of their shell and loosening them up is what I enjoy to do. :D I hope I can assist you guys in the dance if it happens. X3 I'd probably go as either Reno or Dave.

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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2013, 03:56:09 pm »
Cherry, Princess! Hi! If you could message me with your actual name, good contact email or phone number and your location where you live I'll get you on my list. We're trying to get together a meet up of some kind to talk to the host and teach them some brush up dances before con.  It just gives me an easier way to contact everyone and let them know what's going on.
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2013, 08:07:53 am »
Hi! I'm actually very interested in being a host for this year at the ball. I know alittle here and there about ballroom dancing. I've never had the chance to go to the dances yet. They're usually packed before I get the chance. I'm very friendly and love talking to new people. :3 Breaking people out of their shell and loosening them up is what I enjoy to do. :D I hope I can assist you guys in the dance if it happens. X3 I'd probably go as either Reno or Dave.


Cherry I still be needing your contact info.




And if ANY of you know more people, that would be fantastic if you wanna bring them to the meet up.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2013, 09:32:54 pm »
 Hello sorry for the very late reply. ;;;
Anyway, I know quite a few dances such as the waltz, the quick step, the foxtrot, the Viennese waltz, swing (a few variations of swing) and a few others (but ones I feel we won't be needing to know for the ball).

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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2013, 04:52:11 pm »
ATTENTION Kumoriball HOSTS! I'll email/text all of you but we were wondering how many of you can get up to the KCON meeting in Vancouver this Saturday 6/15/13 We were hoping to meet up after the meeting, bring some music and go over instructions/ dances and so everyone can meet us and each other!
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« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2013, 07:15:39 pm »
if I can get a ride, I can go :)

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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2013, 08:47:14 pm »
I'm not sure if I have your info in my master list. Can you message me with real name, contact number/email and location?
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2013, 12:18:02 am »
Oh dang that's the same day as a photoshoot I'm going to. D:
I can't go I'm sorry!

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« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2013, 08:18:55 am »
We'll try something a little later in the summer. Hopefully we can get a large chunk of the hosts somewhere.
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Re: Kumori Ball- Looking for Hosts!
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2013, 08:51:56 pm »
This sounds pretty interesting. I know how to do basic waltz and Im always leading when I dance with friends. At last years con I wasn't even a host but I still asked wallflowers to dance so they could have fun too. If I could be any more help I would love to be assistance.  ;D

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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2013, 09:29:11 am »
Hey Morning star! sorry it took me so long to replay it's been nuts here. If you can PM me with your real name, contact info and location I'll add you to my list and we'll try to get that meet up planned. As it stands right now we're looking at probably August.
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2013, 09:34:03 pm »
Hey Kokotankuu, what would be the best way to contact you?
Because I wanted to ask about my outfit for the ball, to make sure it's alright.
(I remember the requirements from last year, but I want to ask about this.)

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« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2013, 05:59:01 pm »
Actually yes! I'll pm you. Totally forgot that.


I sent out emails. we're trying to get people (hosts) to come to the August general meeting so we can do a meet up and a lesson for dancing, probably before the meeting.
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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2013, 05:36:44 pm »
Do you still need hosts? And would I need to show up early at all? I'm going to be quite busy this year as a Panels staffer, but I've been learning ballroom dance for the last year and I'd love to help out.

I'm a pretty solid follow on slow waltz, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, nightclub two-step, hustle, and tango, and I know the basics of east- and west-coast swing. I can only really lead waltz and two-step, though...

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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2013, 06:04:41 pm »
If you're still looking for hosts, I offer my services as well.
I have 9 years of ballet experience and can pick up dances fairly easily. I also know waltz, and basic latin.
I will likely be dressed as Kate Bishop from the Hawkeye Comics.
BUT since I live in Eastern Washington I won't be able to meet up before con, except on Day 0.

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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2013, 10:48:38 pm »
I think it would be fun to host as either Ice King or Winnie. I know basic ballroom and when I'm in character, I'm pretty good at being out there.

Though, right now I don't know if I could. I have a damaged leg that I might not be able to dance at all by the time Kumo comes...

I think right now, I will say no, and when the time comes, I'll decide if I can attend or not.
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2013, 03:45:13 pm »
Hey Ko~ If I send you a PM with my cell phone number would you be able to send me updates to it? I only have email on my phone and its been acting up.

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« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2013, 09:55:13 pm »
Yes Teddy send me a pm with that lol




Hey Hosts! The Kcon meeting is this Sunday in Vancouver on site at the Hilton. We would like to meet you hosts before the meeting on the 4th at either 12 or 1 pm. We'd like to give you a rundown of what's going to happen and give kinda a basic dance lessons on the various forms of dance! Please try to make it to the meeting!


If you need to contact me, pm me, or text me if you have my phone number! We really need as many hosts to show up to this meeting as we can, it's very important.
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