[OUT] Diplomazia dal Ballo

Our event will take place on a lovely Mediterranean island where so many great cultures blend together. Both European and Middle Eastern dances will be taught during the day by teachers such as Beau Tappan, Maureen Newsom, Teri Corbin, Kris Tombley, Lora Smalley, Shannon Driscoll, Allen Smith and many others. A chance to practice your new skills offered in the evening in the form of a ball/halfa.

The ball/halfa will include both dances from Europe as well as open dancing with Middle Eastern music. There will also be a hand kissing ribbon tourney with prizes during the ball. A donation lunch will occur during the mid day and a delightful feast awaits you in the evening to be followed by our desert revel competition. Please join us for a day full of culinary delights to feed your belly while music and dance feed your sole.

When: Saturday November 1, 2008 event at 9:30 AM classes start at 10:00 AM, ball ends at 11:30 PM

Where: The AirDance ArtSpace
Go South on I-25 past the International Sunport. Take EXIT #220 Rio Bravo and continue West across the Rio Grande River. At the 1st light after the river, Turn right (North) onto #314 Isleta Blvd. SW. Go 3 blocks north on your right at 3030 Isleta Boulevard SW.

Cost: Adult site fee $12.00 for SCA members $15 for non-members
Student site fee $8.00 for SCA members and $11 if not (Show student ID)
Free for 10 and under
Evening Feast: $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for 10 and under

Donation lunch: A cold lunch consisting of meats, cheese, bread and fruit will be available during the noon hour for a donation.

Evening Feast: is a traditional Moroccan meal. Pre-registration must be sent by October 22nd, 2008 Contact Sile at swilkins38@comcast.net to reserve your spot for the feast.

Desert Revel: We will have a period dessert competition during the ball. All are encouraged to enter. Preference will be given to desserts with a Mediterranean theme.

Additional site info: Please wear light soled shoes or shoes that will not mark the exquisite wood dance floor. Also, be aware that we dress in clothing worn during the Middle Ages of various cultures and would encourage all participants to dress in tribal or clothing reminiscent of that time period.

Contact Lora Smalley for more info about the event or about clothing at miles-lora@att.net Location:
College of Blaiddwyn (Albuquerque,New Mexico)