[DRA] Academia della Danza/Revel in a Rathaus

The right noble lord Baron and the trusty lady Baroness of the Ancient lands of Knights Crossing have 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 week...end, 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!

March 2-4, 2012 - 63897 Miltenberg, Altes Rathaus, Hauptstraße 137, Germany

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:
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. If you are bringing children, please contact Lady Alyna to sign up for a slot: fabrikjunky at gmail com.

Ball/Revel:
Between the courses of the feast Saturday evening, the musicians shall be available for people to practice the dances they have learned. After feast, there will be a formal ball that will be a reconstruction of one 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..

Food:
There will be a hearty stew provided Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and feast on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Beds:
There is limited crash space in the halls of the Rathaus (in some areas people will have to clear their bedding away during the day Saturday), but we have cheap beds available for 28 EUR per bed for the weekend in the neo-gothic Landschulheim that is a five minute walk from the Rathaus.

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, such as the Mildenburg Hotel.

Travel:
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 opens: Friday, March 2 at 17:00
Site closes: Sunday, March 4 at 12:00 (keys are handed over at this time)
Site is wet
Altes Rathaus, Hauptstraße 137 63897 Miltenberg

Site directions:
The old city hall, is located in the pedestrian zone of Miltenberg. For this reason, you cannot drive directly up to the building (unless you wish to risk paying a 30 EUR fine). There is, however, a narrow lane that leads up to the pedestrian zone, putting you within a 20 meter walk of the front doors. We do have a hand cart available in the hall if you have heavily things. So, here are the instructions:

Coming from the North (down the B469 from Aschaffenberg): Once you enter Miltenberg on Mainstrasse, you will see the main church on your left, at the riverside edge of the old town. about 100 meters past this church you will see on the right a bus stop sign at the mouth of a little lane (big green H - will be marked with an SCA sign). Turn right onto this lane and drive as far you can fit your car. Park,. Walk up the remainder of the lane to the pedestrian zone; the Alte Rathaus will be just to the left, directly on the pedestrian zne (extremely tall pink stone building). Unload your items and carry them up to the Rathaus as speedily as possible. Deposit them inside the door right there in the lower hall, then go and move your car to a parking spot. See below for parking instructions. Then return to the hall and check in at the gate, which will be in the upper hall at the tavern's bar.

Coming from the west (via Wertheim): Once you enter Miltenberg on Mainstrasse, you will see the primary Main Bridge on your right. About 350 meters past this bridge, you will see on the left a bus stop sign at the mouth of a little lane (big green H - will be marked with an SCA sign). Turn left onto this lane and drive as far up as you can. Park. Walk up the remainder of the lane to the pedestrian zone; the Alte Rathaus will be just to the left, directly on the pedestrian zone (extremely tall pink stone building). Unload your items and carry them up to the Rathaus as speedily as possible so that other people can get into the lane. Deposit them inside the door right there in the lower hall, then go and move your car to a parking spot. See below for parking instructions. Then return to the hall and check in at the gate, which will be in the upper hall at the tavern's bar.

Prices:
Includes all meals food and cost of a well-preserved medieval site.
40 EUR per card-holding SCA member over 13.
50 EUR per non-SCA member over 13.
Saturday only day trip rate: 35 EUR for paid SCA members, 45 EUR for non-paid members.
Children 8-13: 8 EUR for the weekend.
Children 8-13 Saturday only: 5 EUR
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

Reservations:
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 February 27, 2012. 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
BIC: HELA DE F1 DIE
IBAN: DE44 5085 2651 0048 1302 31
Purpose of transaction (Verwendungszweck in German): Academia 2012