Terpsichore XXIV Class Schedule
9:00 am: Sir Midair MacCormaic - Knights Don't Dance
Sir Midair will Knightsplain about how, over time, it seems that dancing has become a more isolated activity, from something most people did (basic, if out of period, dances) to a strong, skilled, yet much smaller community. Tell him why he is wrong, or at least what can be done!
BEGINNER10:00 am: Mistress Alina of Foxwood - Beginning English Country
This class covers 4 English Dances: two Almans (walking with style) and two country dances (fun for everyone)! Come and enjoy these very accessible dances, a great introduction to SCA dancing in general! Dances include Lorayne Alman, Black Alman, Rufty Tufty, and Heart’s Ease.11:00 am: Mistress Felice Debbage - Intro to Basse Dance
Like ice gliding on glass! We will learn three French basse dances from the Talouze and Brussels manuscripts ('Bayonne,' 'La Rochelle,' and 'Orleans'). All are low-impact and reasonably beginner friendly.12:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm: Beginning 15th C. Italian - Lady Magdalena Vogelsang
Dances will include Petite Rose, Anello, and Rostiboli Gioioso.2:00 pm: Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel - Penta-Pentamere 2 - The Peace CD
Learn the dances from the second pentamere CD! Dargason, Contrapasso from the Chigi manuscripts, Official Bransle and Gathering Peascods.3:00 pm: Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel - Bizzarria d'Amore
Learn the last dance from the Penta-Pentamere 2 CD. If there is time we will do Contrapasso as well.
ENGLISH COUNTRY10:00 am: The Honorable Lord Dafydd Arth - Put That Back! (Intermediate English Country Dances)
Maid Peeped Out the Window and Cuckolds All a Row, two intermediate English Country Dances that feature putting putting one's partner back by both hands.11:00 am: Daniel de Lincoln - Intermediate English Country:
Lull Me Beyond Thee, Old Mole, If All the World Were Paper (as time allows).12:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm: Alexander of Mistig Waetru - Easy English for Eight
Two dances for four couples: Goddesses and Lord of Carnavan’s Jegg. Both of them look much more difficult than they actually are!2:00 pm: Daniel de Lincoln - Intermediate English Country
Lull Me Beyond Thee, Old Mole, If All the World Were Paper (as time allows).3:00 pm: The Honorable Lord Dafydd Arth - Dizzy Delights From Dafydd
Puzzle Box and Dafydd's Delight, two original choreographies in the style of English Country Dance.
ITALIAN10:00 am: Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa, OL - Marchesana and Voltate in ça Rosina
Two fun, flirty fifteenth century dances.11:00 am: Yay, Cascarde - Mistress Alina of Foxwood
La Castellana is great introduction to cascarde, being short and repetitive, but containing many common step sequences. Bella Gioiosa is more fun than you can shake a stick at with its playful jousting figure.12:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm: THL Dafydd Arth - Hope and Life - 15th Century Italian Trios
Spero and Vita di Cholino, two intermediate-level 15th century Italian dances for three dancers.2:00 pm: THL Sionnain& Lady Yngerame - Allegrezza
We will be teaching both versions of Caroso's Allegrezza d'Amore. While these are complicated cascarde, we will be teaching all the steps. Our goal, in at the end of the class, is to do both dances at the same time. Handouts available upon request.3:00 pm: Allegrezza (continued)
MISCELLANEOUS10:00 am: Gresley Dances - Master Daniel de Lincoln
English dances from the late 1400s. Armyn, Ly Bens Distonys (Gaita - the “longer” version), Orynge, Prenes on Gre and Sofferance.11:00 am: Alexander of Mistig Waetru - That Tune Rings a Bell
Two out-of-period dances to in-period tunes: Quen Quer Que and Saltarello II. (And they’re both danced in a ring...)1:00 pm: Mistress Alphia Biraz-pars - Teaching dance for school demos
Adapting dances for teaching to different age groups for school demos. Examples from Sellinger's Round, Scottish Branle, Petit Vriens, and maybe more. Discussion of how to present period dances to modern youth.2:00 pm: Messer Sion Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Atrocities 2018
What? Is that villain Sion back again?! What vile mockery of period dance is he subjecting us to this time?! You’ll only know the answer to that question if you show up. I dare you; I salty dog dare you!3:00 pm: THL Dunstan Bramblette - Gracca Amorosa
Come learn a well known cascarde.
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