Terpsichore XIX Class Schedule
9am - ‘Dancing for the Confused' - Master Midair MacCormaic
Do you have trouble telling your left from your right? Does a ‘single forward' feel like two steps to you, while a ‘double forward' feels like three? Are you lost even when a skilled Dance Laurel calls the dance for you? Then this class is for you! When done you'll not only know the difference between a ripresa and a spezzato, you'll know when to use them properly and with style!
10am- ‘Dance terms and their use' - Lady Chaya-Simcha bat Yona and Lady Ceara Mhuirghease Fhaolin
11am - ‘Beginning English Country Dance Trio' - Lady Chaya-Simcha bat Yona
Sellingers Round, Gathering Peascods , Black Nag
Noon - Lunch
1pm ‘Beginning 15th C. Italian' - Lady Magdalena Vogelsang
Petit Rose, Petit Vriens, Amoroso, and Vita di Cholino
2pm- ‘Inns of Court' - Fra. Guillaume di San Marino
3pm- Bransles/Stretching/Taking Care of Yourself - THL Sionnain O'Malley
You ever wonder how people can remember every bransle that could be used in the bransle suite? Come find out the big secret. Pinagay, Scots, Charlotte, Aridan, War (can you tell we like kicking?) Clog, Trihory and others by request. Plus: We dance and dance and dance on hard concrete floors, and our bodies hate us in the morning. Learn some quick simple tricks that can help alleviate some of those sore feet/legs/knees. A *brief* look at warm up and cool down techniques that can be done at any ball.
9am- ‘Dancing for the Courtly Knight' - Master Midair MacCormaic
It is well know that a Chivalric Knight should be well versed in the art of dance. While as a Knight you are more comfortable in a list field than on a dance floor, do you wish to spend more courtly time with your Lady? Then this is class for you! Through application of combat footwork and reference to shield side and sword side, you will be guided through dances, learning enough to impress all the Ladies of the Realm!
11am- ‘Goddesses, Grimstock, and Hyde Park' - Lady Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Noon - Lunch
1pm-‘In the Style of Playford' - Lord James Blackcloak
Pennsic Dance and Burley Mariners
2pm- ‘Beginning English Country Dance' - Lady Margrett Norwoode
Rufty Tufty, Hearts Ease, Upon a Summer's Day
3pm- ‘Too Much of a Good Thing?' - Lord James Blackcloak
Two verses of St. Paul's Cathedral, an original choreography featuring a plethora of heys.
9am- ‘Dancing for the Court Baron' - Master Midair MacCormaic
Were you once a landed Baron, appointed by Crown with armies at your command and subjects at your beck and call? Where everyone bowed to you and paid you the respect you not only deserved, but earned? Do you think that learning to dance will gain all that back? Then this class is not for you! Get over yourself. Those glory days are over. You may as will some useful art that will at least allow you to mingle with other nobles who barely give you the time of day. And while dancing you have the perfect opportunity to keep track of them, plot, and scheme with your Lady. Because when you are King, they shall regret their disdain, and you shall have your revenge!
10am- Contentezza dAmore - Both Versions - Mistress Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa
11am- Pensand'al partire, or ‘Reconstructing dances from Primary Sources made easy for everyone' - friar Guillaume di San Marino
Pensand'al partire is short Balletto from Caroso's _Il_Ballarino_. Today, we'll work out the final blocking using the translation created with online resources such as Google Translation during an earlier workshop. Some experience in the repertoire will be useful. Time permitting, we will also review Candida Luna and Conto del'Orco, two other simple dances reconstructed using the same method. Participants will receive a summary of the methods and tools used to encourage more use of primary dance sources.
Noon - Lunch
1pm- ‘16th Century Italian - It's Not as Bad as You Think' - THL Teleri ferch Morgant ap Rhys
Ballo del Fiore, Contrapasso in Due, Villanella
2pm- ‘Joy and Jealousy' - Lord Dunstan Bramblette - Bizzaria d'Amore and Gelosia
3pm- ‘Ginevra Weasley' - THL Gwommy Anpurpaidh
Classroom D - Miscellaneous
9am- ‘Danser pour les Franais Noble' - Master Midair MacCormaic
Le roi Louis XIV sait comment organiser une féte. Tout le monde qui est tout le monde sera íl. Il serait tragique si vous n'avez pas tè invitè, une calamitè dans tous les siècles. Étes-vous un paon qui veut montrer son plumage? Alors ce cours est pour vous! Gardez votre cette pendant que vous apprenez les danses de la cour. L'art de flirter avec le style et l'équilibre sera obtenu, et les femmes doivent se pámer et s'èvanouir vos comptences!
10am- ‘Dance Review by Request' - Mistress Alina of Foxwood
Are there dances in the ball list that are not being taught that you would like to learn or review? Or perhaps one of your favorites is not in the ball, and you want to have a chance to dance it. Pretty much anything goes in this class as long as the music is available and I (or someone else present and willing) knows it well enough to teach it!
11am-‘Another Hour of Dance' - THL Darius
Come out and dance with us! Based on my previous ‘class', but with a different selection of dances. Jump in and out as you please as we attempt to dance our way through as many tunes as possible (no pausing) in a single class timeslot, faking it and improv-ing wherever we don't know something or have odd numbers of people for the traditional dance. Anyone brave enough to mind not messing up as we drag people through dances on the fly are welcome! (may not be quite suitable for an absolute beginner though) Assorted styles. We'll call them as best we can.
Noon - Lunch
1pm- ‘Introduction to Galliards' - Mistress Felice Debbage
Basic to intermediate 6-beat galliard variations from Compasso and Arbeau. This dance is easier than its reputation suggests, and because it's done three times in the Evening Ball, you'll get plenty of mileage for your efforts. Appropriate for both complete beginners and those who want to practice and refine their technique.
2pm- ‘Bransle de la Haye and Beyond' - Sion Andreas o Wynnedd
We all know how to do a bransle, right? Well, wrong. All that double left, double right stuff is fine for 90-something percent of bransles, but there is one -- ah, how have we overlooked it for so long? -- that is free, fanciful, and (dare I suppose) feels a lot like some of the best parts of those English dances that some people complain about. I wonder what would happen if...
3pm- ‘Variations' - Lady Thea
Leoncello (Novo for 3) Nurnberg versions of Vite de Cholino & Amoroso
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