[DRA] Academia della Danza

The right noble coronet of the Ancient lands of Knights Crossing has declared that their subjects, noble in their demeanour, should learn the ancient art of dance, that they may better grace their court with knowledge of this gentler art. To this effect, they have hired sundry dance masters from lands far and wide to come and provide instruction.

For one weekend, their holding, the 14th century Rathaus of Miltenberg, shall play host to a school of dance, known in the tongue of more refined courts as an academia della danza. In addition to learning, there shall be terpsichorean revels and a ball as no one has seen in many years. Come one and all to partake!
You do not care to dance? No problem! We need dissolute gamblers, hecklers and drunkards to add that extra level of authenticity to the proceedings.

Classes will begin at 8 pm on Friday evening. There will be two tracks of classes, to suit all needs and tastes: a beginner track, and an intermediate/advanced track. At least one class will be offered specifically for children.
Children’s activities: There will be organized children’s activities, but all parents are expected to take a turn leading one activity and overseeing the children’s area. More details to come.

There will be a formal ball on Saturday evening following feast, which will be a reconstruction of a ball chronicled in Ulm in 1503. After this, there will be a reconstruction of a drunken revel wedding revel from 15th c. Germany! Music will be provided by the one and only Gaita, a professional ensemble hailing from Edinburgh.
Tavern: There will be a tavern serving beverages of various types, to keep people hydrated in a manner appropriate to their individual activities. There shall also be games of chance available for those who have coin of the realm to burn.
There will be a hearty stew provided Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and feast on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Sleeping arrangements:
There is crash space (no bedding) in the halls (completely climate controlled), and in the foyers. For those crashing in the halls, bedding must stored away during the day as these are the same two halls in which we will be dancing. Otherwise, Miltenberg a charming little medieval town with numerous reasonably priced inns (reasonable = 30-90 EUR for a double room per night), several of which are located on the same street as the Rathaus.

The site is reachable by public transportation (train) via Hanau, Aschaffenburg, and Frankfurt Central Stations/Hauptbahnhöfe (destination train station: Miltenberg am Main). The airport of choice is Frankfurt Main International. Lufthansa is running 99 EUR specials from all over Europe to Frankfurt. We can offer a limited number of rides from Frankfurt International. Hahn Airport is about 200 km from the site, and a 3 hour + ride by public transport. For help with making travel arrangements, or for help finding a good travel deal, please contact the event steward, Judith.

Site: Is the gorgeous 14th c. city hall of Miltenberg, which has been restored to its 14th c. look, but with amenities such as central heating and an ultra-professional modern kitchen. The site is 100% handicapped accessible, with elevators, handicapped bathrooms and ramps. For pictures of the town and the site, see: http://www.stadt-miltenberg.de/

Site address: Altes Rathaus, Hauptstraße 137
63897 Miltenberg

Site opens: Friday, March 11 at 17:00
Site closes: Sunday, March 13 at 12:00 (including cleanup)
Site is wet, no showers on site
Prices: Includes all meals food, professional musicians’ travel expenses, and cost of historical site.
40 EUR per card-holding SCA member over 13.
50 EUR per non-SCA member over 13.
Children 8-13: 8 EUR for the weekend.
Children under 8 are free.
There will be a family cap (for children up to 13) of 90 EUR for the weekend.

Event/Reservations/Travel Steward:
Judith de Northumbria
email: (judithsca at aol com)

The only guaranteed reservation is a paid reservation (for people within the Eurozone), or a copy of confirmed travel arrangements. Deadlines for reservations to guarantee food March 7, 2011. Please transfer the total sum of the reservation to:
Name of Account Holder: Greg Leonard Oliphant
Account Number: 0048130231
Bank Code: 508 526 51
Bank name: Sparkasse Dieburg
Purpose of transaction: Academia