Terpsichore at the Tower XXV | The Barony of Cynnabar

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Terpsichore at the Tower XXV

March 30, 2019 in Saline, Michigan

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WHAT: Our 25th Annual Terpsichore Dance Event -- A day of dance classes followed by an evening of dancing and revelry, including the traditional dessert revel.
WHEN: Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 9:00 am-11:00 pm
WHERE: 122 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176 (click for driving directions)
WHO: Dancers, musicians, and everyone interested in period dance, music, and culture!
WHY: To make new friends, see old friends, learn to dance, hear period music, enjoy delicious food, master new steps, dance like mad, and so much more! This is for dancers, musicians, and everyone -- old and new alike!

All musicians are welcome to play for the ball! See the ball page for more information.

READ THIS if you or anyone you plan to attend with is under the age of 18 -- otherwise you may not be allowed to attend the event.

Terpsichore Site Information

St. Paul United Church of Christ
122 W. Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

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View lodging options.

View site fees and registration information

Site is dry.

Paved parking is available on-site. If parking at the event site fills, nearby public parking is available -- see map below:

St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline, Michigan

Terpsichore Site Registration

Adult Day Registration (18+): $15
Adult Day Member Discount Registration (18+): $10
Child Day Registration (5-16): $5
Youth Day Registration (0-4): Free
Family Cap Registration: $25

There is no Pre-registration.

If you bring a child that you do not have legal responsibility over, please make sure you bring a Minor Waiver Form and a signed Medical Authorization for Minors Form. Copies of the Medical Authorization for Minors Form can be notarized, but it not necessary if there is a witness to the parent/guardian signing the form. Also copies of this form, duly executed, should be in the kept with the child; at least one adult named in the document and present at the event; and the parent or guardian executing the authorization.

Minor Waiver: http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/chldwaiv.pdf
Medical Authorization for Minors Form: http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/treatminor-notary.pdf

Terpsichore Maps and Directions

Site Address: 122 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176 (click for driving directions)


Take your best route to either I-94 or US-23
From the East: Get yourself to West I-94 Take Exit 180A - US 23 South - towards Toledo Take Exit #34 (first exit) - US 12. Turn right. Go about 5.8 miles Church is on the right.
From the West: Get yourself to East I-94 Take Exit 175 - Ann Arbor-Saline Road, turn right. Go about 1.2 miles, to the Stop sign. Turn left. Go 3.9 miles to Michigan Ave (3rd traffic light), and turn right. Church is less than 1 block on the right.
From the North: Get yourself to South US-23 Take Exit #34 - US 12. Turn right. Go about 5.8 miles Church is on the right.
From the South: Get yourself to North US-23 Take Exit #34 - US 12. Turn left. Go about 5.8 miles Church is on the right.

Paved parking is available on-site, but it is more limited this year than previous years due to construction at the church. If parking at the event site fills, nearby public parking is available -- see map below:

Area Hotels

All of the Hotels/Motels listed are within 10 miles (or so) of the Terpsichore site. No room blocks have been reserved for this event.

Motel 6
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express Suites
Holiday Inn - Ann Arbor

Terpsichore Master Schedule

Friday, March 29

7:00pm - 10:30pm - Dancing (not in garb) at the venue's discretion, and event setup (volunteers welcome)

Saturday, March 30

8:00 am - Morning setup
9:00 am - Gate Opens/First class of the day
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Musicians' practice
4:00 pm - Classes end/Dinner Break
6:00 pm - Baronial Court
Immediately following court - Terpsichore Ball/Dessert Revel begins
11:00 pm - Event closes

Terpsichore XXV Class Schedule

Classes thus far (more classes and final schedule TBA):

M Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Atrocities 2019

Choreographers have to crafty, and Uncle Sion is pleased with his craft this year. Two new dances (maybe three, as time allows) that are sure to make some stick in the mud gnash their teeth.
Lady Leighton's Leisure, Margaret's Reach, a Bourree

THL Dunstan Bramblette - English For 6

Dances of varied difficulty for 3 couples
Upon A Summers Day, Black Nag, Rufty Tufty, Picking of Sticks

THL Dunstan Bramblette - Italian Stuff

Bizzaria D'Amore, Contrapasso En due

Mistress Alina of Foxwood - The Beginning and the End

2 16th Century Italian dances. Alba Novella (New Dawn), a balletto representing the beginning of our day of dance and Bella Gioiosa (Beautiful Joy), the cascarda that traditionally ends the Terpsichore Ball. Familiarity with 16th C. Italian steps is helpful (but not required).
Alba Novella, Bella Gioiosa

Daniel de Lincoln - Gresley dances

Dances from England from the late 1400s.
Armyn, Ly Bens Distonys, Grene Gynger, Orynge, Prenes on Gre

Daniel de Lincoln - Intermediate English Country Dance

If All the World Were Paper, Lull Me Beyond Thee, Old Mole

Midair MacCormaic - Teach Midair a Thing or Two

Any tips on teaching dance? Share with everyone! Midair has some advice from decades of teaching dance in the SCA, invites all to pull up a chair and have a fun discussion.

Mistress Felice Debbage, OL - Intro to Basse Dance

Like silk sliding over glass! These gorgeous, sensual French dances have only five steps. The challenge? Gliding as a harmonious, flowing unit with a partner or two. (Wear shoes or socks that can slide on smooth floors.)
Orleans, Bayonne, La Rochelle, Tous Mes Amis

Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel - Penta-Pentamere CD 3

The third CD will be premiered at Terpsichore! We'll do dances from any of the CDs that are not already being taught in another class and ones that will be in the ball.
Dances chosen from: Petit Rose, Montard Bransle, Greene Gynger, Black Alman, Rufty Tufty, Gracca Amorosa, Bizzaria d'Amore, Petit Vriens, Official Bransle, Contrapasso, Dargason, Gathering Peascods

Information on classes will be available in early February 2019.

Terpsichore Tavern Menu



Terpsichore Event Staff

Event Steward: Sir Midair MacCormaic (Charles Cohen)

Deputy Steward: Lady Beth

Gate: Mistress Claire Fitzwilliam

Dance Coordinator: Lord Alexander

Class Coordinator: Lord Alexander

Band Director: Master Aaron Drummond

Webpage: Master Aaron Drummond and Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck

Page designed by Genoveva von Lübeck

Images are from the Book of Hours. Use of Rome created in the 16th century
Images copyrighted by the Bodlein Library and are reproduced here for teaching purposes with permission.

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