Dance

Various forms of dance for recreation and for performance.

European Dance at Pennsic 37

The European dance schedule for Pennsic 37 has been finalized and posted online.

Midsummer Gathering photos

Lady Catte of Lennox has announced that she has posted an album of photos from Midsummer Gathering on her Flickr account. The event was held recently in the Shire of Smithwick (East Kingdom) and hosted by the Freehold of Tir, a Viking Group in Houlton, ME.

[LOC] Bal d'Argent & Baronial Investiture

description:
Come to the Investiture of the next Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn, the Bal d'Argent, classes covering all a gentleman needs to know, and lots of fabulous food - all set in London in 1600.

Date - 12-14th September 08
Place - Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ)
Cost - NZ$40, or NZ$55 with extra meals (for adult members, for whole event, paid before the 12th of August - email me or consult the website for non-members, children, etc). Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

[LOC] St Catherine's Faire

description:
Anna de Witte and myself, Caterine de Vantier, of the bountiful Barony of Ildhafn, wish to advertise to you that the annual celebration known as St Catherine's Faire, will in this year (Anno Societas 43) be held over the summer months, from the date of Friday the 5th of December to the date of Sunday the 7th of December.

The event will be located at the fine venue of Motu Moana, in the coastal Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

description:
Once again our explorers have braved the wilds of the New World to bring back that wondrous delicacy – CHOCOLATE!!! Due to our continued and deepening friendship with a small and extremely secretive tribe, the Oompah’s, you will be able to taste chocolate in as way that no others across Europe have yet been able to produce. The Oompah’s are the only ones to have uncovered the secret of sweetening the cocoa bean. Location:
College of Brymstonne (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

[LOC] Shakespeare/Renaissance Ball

description:
All are invited to attend our mid winter Shakespeare/Renaissance Ball to the live music from Earthly Delights. Saturday 19 July, 2008 7.30pm - 11.30pm St Johns Church Hall, Reid.

All are welcome, no partners necessary. Supper contributions encouraged. Tickets $16 or $8 children under 15 accompanied by paying, supervising adult. SCA Discount - get a list of ten+ people together, and pay group Location:
Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy (Reid, ACT)

[ATE] Middle East Feast

description:
Since the birth of the honorable Barony of Twin Moons, our Noble Barons have been linked to the legend of the Grail. These Noble Barons have joined in the quest for the grail but have been unsuccessful. Our current Baron, Baron Thomas, has been privy of new information and clues linking the Grail to the lands of the Middle East. Baron Thomas has picked up his sword to become one of the Crusaders and, as this missive is being penned, is marching off to join the King in this noble battle and to follow up on his newly found information concerning the elusive Grail. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

[MER] Western Regional Dance Practice

description:
The Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep will be hosting a regional dance practice on July 26, at the (air conditioned!) campus of the University of Alabama. The goal of this is to give the members of all nearby groups a chance to get together and learn some easy dances without the distractions of a full blown event. Garb is optional.

Classes will cover basic steps, simple dances from all the major Location:
Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

[LOC] St Vitas' Dance and Music Weekend

description:
Spring into two days of classes on all sorts of music and dance with a Feast and Caroso Ball on Saturday night. Lunches provided. Massage Therapist in attendance!

For Members and College Members. Full Weekend: $35, 1 Day + Feast & Ball: $24, F&B only: $19, 1 Day only: $10. Non-Memb. Add $2, If Not Booked Add $5 if feasting or $1 per lunch if day only. Contact Steward re Family/Helper/Hardship prices. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Greenway, ACT)

Siege of Talonval IX Fight in the Forest of Fables

description:
Siege of Talonval IX: Fight in the Forest of Fables
Noon-Friday, June 27 to Noon-Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wheel Inn Campground - 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251
517-589-8097

THIS IS NOW A REGIONAL WAR PRACTICE

US-127 between Lansing & Jackson: Barnes exit-east, to Meridian-right, Left on Fogg Rd. The Shire of Talonval needs YOU! We are under siege and our damsels need rescued from the towers... Location:
Wheel Inn Campground 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251

[NOR] Day of Fencing

description:
Day of Fencing: Bank the Booty, Bury the Bodies. Hosted by the Shire of Silfren Mere August 23, 2008

The Plummer House
1091 Plummer Lane SW
Rochester, MN 55901

Schedule:

Site opens at:
8 am for setup teams and Royalty and retinue
9 am for populace
10 am fighters assemble for instruction
10:30 Populace assembles for instruction
11 am Fighting begins, lunch is available, spontaneous A&S circles form... Location:
Shire of Silfren Mere (Rochester, Minnesota)

[GLE] Academy of Dance

description:
Is your Hole in the Wall a little rusty? Can't tell a difference between a Brawl and Bransle? Do you hear the word "Ball" and (shiver) because you only know one dance? Want to know what non European dances are 'period'?

The Shire of Iron Ox presents Academy of Dance

July 26, 2008
Jackson, MS
Cabot Lodge Millsaps

With three tracks of classes there is something for every Dancer! Location:
Shire of Iron Ox (Jackson, Mississippi)

Dancing at Pennsic 37

Judith de Nothumbria, Dance Coordinator for Pennsic 37, has posted a number of announcements regarding dancing at the War on the Pennsic Dance website.

[ATE] Ered Sulabration

description:
Baron Christopher and Baroness Miana would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Ered Sulabration! To be held on May 10th in the forested lands of Flagstaff at Bushmaster Park. Join Their Excellencies and populace of Ered Sul in the refreshing mountains away from the searing heat of the valley to spend a day in games and activities for the whole family.

There will be hard suit and rapier competitions. A warrior auction will precede the combat so bring your coin purses and bid on your favorite champion. Prizes will be awarded to the sponsor whose warrior bests the day. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the "Higher Word," Ered Sul's Baronial newsletter. There will be dancing around the maypole to bring the world back to right again along with games and activities for all ages. What would an Ered Sulabration be without a bardic competition? Dust off your old favorites or bring something new and be a part of the open Bardic challenge! Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

[OUT] May Day

description:
O hearken, most glorious Kingdom of the Outlands! The sweet siren call of Spring is upon us, and the Barony of Caer Galen requires the assistance of the Kingdom's budding lords and ladies to come to her aid in locating again the fabled Unicorn Horn. It has come to the attention of the Horn's current guardian that this marvelous and magical device has been whisked away to an otherworldly and fey castle in the sky. We need children of all ages to come and fetch it back for us. The stoutest of heart and mien will be granted the noble task of guarding our Horn for the coming year. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

[CAI] Gyldenholt Baron's Feast

description:
His Excellency Baron Wulfric sends his greetings, and invites one and all to join the Barony of Gyldenholt on Sunday, April 20, 2008 for a day of feasting, revelry, gaming, feasting, dancing, good fellowship and, of course, feasting. As this will be Their Excellencies last Baron's Feast, Her Excellency is promising a memorable repast.

Once again we will gather at Irvine Regional Park (1 Irvine Park Road, Location:
Barony of Gyldenholt (Orange, California)

[AET] Come Dance and Play!

description:
Come to Delftwood and dance the day away! April 19th from 1 to 5. The first part of the afternoon we will learn the dance steps and the second part we will dance to live musicians!

So come dance the say away or come join the musicians and Play!! Stick around for beer and pizza afterwards.

Heres the directions to the PACC

http://w Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Syracuse, New York)

Renaissance Dance Database

SCA member Lorenzo Petrucci has created a database for Renaissance dance music which tracks links and resources of interest to SCA dancers. It focuses on dances and dance styles up to the year 1600.

[WES] Beltane Coronation

description:
Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the west with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

Beltane will be held at the Marie Hill Ranch, 43700 Highway 128, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Site Hours: Site opens at noon on Friday, closes at 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will be allowed in starting at 10 am Friday. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

[ATL] Hidden Mountain Hafla

description:
Celebrate the four years of dedication that our Baron and Baroness, Guillaume and Rowen, have given to Hidden Mountain. Join us for the Hidden Mountain Hafla -- a grand middle eastern style party featuring middle eastern music and A&S. A sideboard of delicious food prepared by Hidden Mountain's youngest head cook, Amanda Rebellina will be served all day. The fighters will have one more opportunity to test their skills and to honor Baroness Rowen and Baron Guillaume. Location:
Barony of Hidden Mountain (Harleyville, South Carolina)

[ATL] St. Vitus' Dance

description:
We invite you to join us for a day in honor of St. Vitus, the patron saint of dancers.

Capriol, a young dance student, tells us that "Without knowledge of dancing, I could not please the damsels, upon whom, it seems to me, the reputation of an eligible young man depends." (Jehan Tabourot in Orchesography, 1589) Lest you fail to please the damsels or risk your reputation, you must dust off your finery and come strut your stuff - on the dance floor or off! Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Durham, North Carolina)

[ATL] A Day in the Middle East

description:
The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to return to another day in the Medieval Middle East. There will be the usual drumming, dancing and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees happy throughout the day. We are also being graced by Her Majesty’s presence this year!

Where:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd
Mechanicsville, MD. 20659

Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Mechanicsville, Maryland)

[LOC] Innilgard Baronial Changeover

description:
Innilgard Baronial Changeover (Adelaide, South Australia) Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of April 2008.

Friday - Explore Adelaide, possible fighter training, finish with Evening Revel
Saturday - Divestiture Revel (daytime), Investiture Feast (evening)
Sunday - Baronial Championship Tournament

Bookings are required for the Feast and if requiring the catered lunch on Saturday. Please book with Dawn Jones. If you require Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Adelaide, South Australia)

[NOR] Barony of Jararvellir's 35th Anniversary Celebration

description:
This is truly an event with something for almost everyone. In honor of the Barony's long tradition of hosting quality educational specialty events (including Musicians' Day, Northshield Dance Seminar, Bardic Madness, To Play With Fire, War College, and Medieval Religions Symposium), there will be an educational collegium at the event.

There will also be tournaments for armored and rapier combatants, a dance ball in the afternoon (so it will not fall off the schedule), a delicious feast in the evening, and plenty of fun and fellowship. Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (Stoughton, Wisconsin)

Ice dancing in Northshield

Snow and ice aren't always bad things. SCA members in Castel Rouge found winter to be an amazing time to practice some ice dancing - SCA style!

Renaissance Dance Database

The Renaissance Dance Database is a tool for accessing the various dance resources available on the web. It enables searching by style, creator, primary source, or number of dancers. Suggestions of new links and resources are always welcome.

Renaissance dance weekend in England

Renaissance Footnotes will hold a weekend-long, Italian Renaissance dance workshop November 29-30, 2008 at Hurst Village Hall near Reading, England.

Shimmy!

Fit TV has a new fitness program featuring bellydance as a way to trim and tone. The program is hosted by Kim Pechet, "a belly dance instructor and fitness professional."

[AET] Stormsport's Winter Event

description:
The Shire of Stormsport will host its annual winter event on March 1, 2008. This year we have a new site, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA 16438. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The theme for this year's event is love- yes, this can be romantic love, or courtly love, but we mainly want to focus on our love of AEthelmearc, of the Society and of the Dream. Join us for fun and Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Union City, Pennsylvania)

Dance Moot 2008 in Edinburgh Photos online

Margaret de May reports that her photos of the recent Dance Moot 2008 event held in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Kingdom of Drachenwald are online now.