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|10:00 am||Dancing with Children||Intermediate English Country Dance||Uncle Sion Did What? You're Kidding, Right?|
|11:00 am||Expressive Dancing||English For 6||15th Century Italian||Dance Atrocities 2019|
|1:00 pm||Penta-Pentamere Dances||English Delights||The Beginning and the End||Intro to Basse Dance|
|2:00 pm||Penta-Pentamere Dances (Continued)||More English Delights||Introduction to Cascarde: Fedelta & La Castellana||Intro to Basse Dance (Continued)|
|3:00 pm||Open Dance!||Gresley dances||Fun Italian Dances||Swedish Sword dances|
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.
Children don't want long lectures. They want stories and fun. This will be an easy, fast paced class geared to the attention of 5 year olds. We'll ride horses, do laundry, swing, and play tag. Good for children, beginners, and dancers who want to learn how to teach children. Dances: Bransles, Galliards, Sellingers Round, Black Nag, New Yer, Petit Vriens11:00 am: Midair MacCormaic - Expressive Dancing
Learning the steps in a dance is but one aspect of the fun. Another is how to make the dance fun for yourself, your partner, and those watching by being expressive and engaging! This will be taught, along with Rostiboli Gioioso and Belle Qui Pavane. No experience required!12:00 pm: LUNCH
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. Petit Rose, Montard Bransle, Grene Gynger, Black Alman, Rufty Tufty, Gracca Amorosa, Petit Vriens, Official Bransle, Contra Passo, Dargason, Gathering Peascods3:00 pm: Master Gwommy - Open Dance!
Dances by request.
If All the World Were Paper, Lull Me Beyond Thee, Old Mole11:00 am: THL Dunstan Bramblette - English For 6
Dances of varied difficulty for 3 couples, including Upon A Summers Day, Black Nag, Rufty Tufty for 6, Picking of Sticks12:00 pm: LUNCH
Two wonderfully fun English dances for the adventurous: Whirlygig (for six) and Newcastle (for eight)! Both dances will be in the ball.2:00 pm: Master Gwommy – More English Delights
My Lady Cullen, Parsons Farewell, Scotch Cap – more wonderfully fun dances in the ball!3:00 pm: Daniel de Lincoln - Gresley dances
Dances from England from the late 1400s. Armyn, Ly Bens Distonys, Grene Gynger, Orynge, Prenes on Gre
Learn steps and choreography for three 15th century Italian dances, Anello, Amoroso, and Gelosia12:00 pm: LUNCH
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).2:00 pm: Mistress Alina of Foxwood - Introduction to Cascarde: Fedelta & La Castellana
Come enjoy two cascarde - fun, lively 16th Century Italian dances from Caroso. Fedelta and La Castellana are a great introduction to these dances, being among the shortest and least step-intensive, but containing many step sequences found in other cascarde. Yay, cascarde!3:00 pm: THL Dunstan Bramblette - Fun Italian Dances
Bizzaria D'Amore, Contrapasso in Due
Join Uncle Sion as he takes a basic dance that he just pulled out of his butt and twists it out of all proportion.11:00 am: M Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Atrocities 2019
Choreographers have to crafty, and Uncle Sion is pleased with his crafty this year. Two new dances (maybe three, as time allows) that are sure to make some stick in the mud gnash their teeth.1:00 pm-3:00 PM: Mistress Felice Debbage, OL - Intro to Basse Dance
Like silk sliding over glass! These gourgeous, 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 Amis3:00 pm: Mistress Emma Danskona and Master Martin Bildner - Swedish Sword dances
Buffons were not the only sword dance in period. This class will attempt to reconstruct a Swedish sword dance from the 16th C and compare it to a Shetland folk dance from the island of Papa Stour.
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