Terpsichore XX Class Schedule
10am- 'Dance terms and their use' - Lady Chaya-Simcha bat Yona and Lady Ceara Mhuirghease Fhaoláin
Never danced before or in need of a refresher? No problem. Come learn the basics!
11am - 'Italian Combinations' - Lady Chaya-Simcha bat Yona
This is the place to learn common Italian step combinations, like the Volta del Gioiosa (and who wouldn't want to learn the "turn of joy?") Great preparation for some of the afternoon classes!
Noon - Lunch
1pm 'Youth and Beginner Friendly Dances' - Lord Luther Von Lozengia
Double Bransle, Cassandra Bransle, Horses' Bransle, Washer Woman's Bransle, and Petit Vriens
2pm- 'Beginning English Country Dance' - Lady Margrett Norwoode
Hearts Ease, Upon a Summer's Day, Gathering Peascods
3pm- 'Gresley Trio' - Lady Ceara Mhuirghease Fhaoláin
New Yer, Rawty de Duobus, Ly Bens Distonys
10am- 'In the Style of Playford' - THL James Blackcloak
Turn of the Key (original choreography for 3 couples with several new and wonderfully complex figures) and Pennsic Dance (the definitive version - good to know/see before seeing the results of the reconstruction experiment at 3pm)
11am- 'Playford's Slow Set Dances' - THL James Blackcloak
Glory of the West and the Health
Noon - Lunch
1pm- 'English-ish Dances' - Alexander of Mistig Waetru
Heralds in Love, Two Fat Ladies, and The North Tower (new original choreography)
2pm- 'Italian Dance for ECD Feet' - Lady Gianna Vettori
La Castellana- Italian dances can seem intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Caroso's *La Castellana* is a simple Italian dance for couples that translates easily into ECD terminology. For as many couples as will.
3pm- 'Intermediate ECD for 3 Couples' - Seigneur Yves de Fortanier
Grimstock, Beggar Boy, Picking of Sticks
10am- 'Steps from Nobilta' - Mistress Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa
Some of them are genuinely new steps, while some are new names for old steps or different instructions for steps that were in Il Ballarino. Learn some of the "new" steps needed to dance choreographies from Caroso's second book.
11am- 'One of Each' - Lord Dunstan Bramblette -
Contrapasso in Due (Fabritio Caroso) Bizzaria d'Amore (Negri)
Noon - Lunch
1pm- '15th Century Italian Favorites' - Lady Revesz Jlona -
Rostiboli Gioioso and Amoroso
2pm- 'Giove' - Lord Maurin Lessault
Giove is a complex ballo by Domenico that contains unusual tempo changes and a particularly challenging piva section. This is a great opportunity to work on timing your dance steps to fit the music. Experienced dancers comfortable with 15th C. Italian steps only, please.
3pm- 'Cascarda Favorites' - THL Sionnain O'Malley
Gracca Amorosa and Bella Gioiosa
9am- 'Back in the Day' - Master Midair MacCormaic
Back in the day, before Cynnabar was a Barony, when the Midrealm was twice as large as it is now, before some of you were even born, we had the first Terpsichore at the Tower. This was a time when armor was made out of plastic, events were held in gyms, and people argued over whether the SCA should be more about fun or historical accuracy. It was also a time when everyone in the SCA danced, as we were confident that in the Middle Ages, they danced the same half dozen or so dances over the span of a thousand years. Four of these dances will be taught to you in this class by a man who is so old, he is considered a primary reference source himself. Korobushka, Road to the Isles, Trenchmore
10am- 'Penta Pentamere Dances' - Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Petite Rose, Black Alman, Montarde Bransle, Grene Gynger, and Rufty Tufty
11am- '15th century Burgundian Basse' - Seigneur Yves de Fortanier
Le moys de may, Barcelonne, Castille la novele, Alenchon
Noon- 'Gwommy's Saint Paul's Cathedral (non-canonical) Verse' - THL Gwommy Anpurpaidh
Looking for 12 lunatics willing to skip lunch in order to try this insanely complex dance. It will be fun! Contact Gwommy if you're interested - email@example.com.
1pm- 'Galliards' - Mistress Felice Debbage
2pm- 'Dance Atrocities 2014, or, Uncle Sion Is really Losing It Isn't He?' - Sion Andreas o Wynnedd
This year Uncle Sion rescues two dance-tunes-we-used-to-use in AS barely double digits and gives them bright new choreographies. He also steals from--er, is inspired by Jamie's Magnum Opus and presents his own country dance (which needs 6 couples to do). Trust in Sion. They will be fun.
3pm- 'Reconstruction Experiment' - Mistress Felice Debbage and Lord Luther Von Lozengia
How close are our reconstructions to the original dances? We may never know, but come see and help us demonstrate the results of this fun experiment in reconstructing original choreographies. We'll present our reconstructions of Pennsic Dance (based on Maurin's notes for his own personal use) and a verse of Saint Paul's Cathedral (based on a set of \Playfordized" instructions).
Middle Eastern Dance Classroom #111 am - Line dances from the Middle East - Susan Kirschner
1 pm - Percussion practicum tailored to the students present - Efendi Kamuran
2 pm - Henna - THL Anabel de Berchelai
Middle Eastern Dance Classroom #21 pm - Arabic dance basics and more - Baroness Simone Marie Genevieve Fornneau
Moving with the music.
2 pm - Dance (topic tbd)
Note: Also another drum class is likely to occur.
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