[EAL] Step Spritely 2013

Step Spritely 2013, Ealdormere's premier Dance and Early Music event is on February 9.  Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Dance Community and the contribution from Vest Yorvik, this year, the event is *Completely Free*.

We are taking this opportunity to raise funds for some LOUD instruments. This will increase our chances for period mood music and dancing in outdoor venues and when we share halls with list fields. Besides, the wall rattling, floor shaking power of Loud Instruments goes a long way to increase the Renaissance Mood.

We are inviting everyone who comes to Step Spritely to contribute 'a typical site fee' towards this fundraiser. All donations are voluntary,
on a 'contribute what you can' basis. Whether you enjoy dancing to Shams, Sackbutts and Coronets or simply enjoy music on Early
Instruments, please feel free to donate generously.  (One person has already pledged $150).

Event Date
    February 9, 2013

    Meadowvale West Church Centre
        6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle,
        Mississauga, Ontario
        L5N 2W7
    There is ample free parking
    The hall is wheelchair accessible
    The Church Center is a few minutes North West of Toronto, Ontario along Highway 401
    Transit Access The site is steps from the Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Hub and walking distance to the Meadowvale GO Station.

Directions: Have a look at This map, then make your way to the 401 towards Mississauga
    From the West

        Take Exit 333, Winston Churchill and go south
        Turn left on Aquitane Avenue
        Turn right on Glen Erin
        Turn right on any of the streets which lead to the ring road around the mall

    From the East

        Take Exit 336, Erin Mills Parkway and go south
        Turn right on Battleford Road
        Turn right on Glen Erin
        Turn right on any of the streets which lead to the ring road around the mall

Schedule Summary
    Site opens 10 AM Saturday and closes very late
    10:30 to 6:30 — Classes (This is still tentative)
    Ball — 90 minutes after the last class
    Dancing continues on site until 2 or 3 AM, then picks up again Sunday

A Full Day of Classes
    Join us for a full day of Mediaeval and Renaissance Dance Classes for everyone, both Social and Performance
    We also have classes for musicians and those with an academic interest in Early Dance

Garb Requirements
    Garb is optional during the day while we learn 'about' period dance
    Standard garb requirements (an attempt at pre-17th century costume) apply for the evening Revel and Ball
    To help set the mood, please try to remain 'in persona' when in garb. (i.e. avoid "modern" topics of conversations).

Evening Ball and Revel
    The ball dances will be taught during the day
    The Site closes Very late!
    All musicians are invited to play for the ball. Please visit the Musician Page for details.

Fourth Annual 'After Steps' Sunday Practice
    Join us on Sunday February 10 for an all day dance practice
    Details to follow, but it will likely be a focused 15th Century dance workshop

Food and Drinks
    There is no feast this year, but Tryeborde's Tavern will be open most of the day with tasty offerings, including a selection of meatless dishes.
    Don't forget to check out their menu of specialty coffees and yummy deserts available for sale
    Complimentary period non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the event
    Finger foods will be served at the Ball so everyone has energy to dance late into the night
    The site is dry (Ontario law prohibits BYOB)
    If you plan to bring food, please note that this is a Nut Free Facility

Fees and Contact Information
    There is no site fee this year!
        A huge thank you to the Dancers who participated in the St Francis Fundraiser, which secured the site
        Thanks also to Vest Yorvik for covering incidental costs
    Tryeborde's Tavern costs to be determined shortly.

For more information, please contact Steward@steps.gyges.org