Classes

There are 84 classes.

14th Century Italian Secular Vocal Music

This course provides students with an overview of the musical and poetic characteristics of three popular vocal music genres of the 14th Century in Italy. Listening examples will be provided.

15th Century Italian Dance 3.0 "at tempo"

This class will discuss newer research on the four tempi in this dance era and how the steps are performed both in their native tempo and in other tempi. Practice of the basic steps as described by Domenico and others along with review of several dances will be included with the lecture and discussion on dance tempi and dance step descriptions.

16th c. Improvisational Dance Music (Galliards, Pivas, Salterellos)

The music class will involve musicians to take their hand at coming up with on the spot melodies to support an impromptu Galliard and the like. Being well versed on your melody and percussive instrument is a must.

2nd Pickup Ball Band Practice

Again, not quite the juggling class you'd expect. We'll be taking the music for the Balls and giving folks desiring to be in the pickup bands an opportunity for preview, and practice, before playing live in front of everyone. Not a requirement for playing in the Balls, but a fine idea nonetheless. All skill levels welcome!

5 dances every SCA person should know

Ever want to join in the dances at events but don't know where to begin? Do you keep hearing names like "Jenny Pluck Pears" or "Gathering Peascods" and have NO idea what fruit has to do with dancing? Want to know what the heck a "set and turn" is?? Then this is the class for you! We will go over 5 beginner level dances that are danced throughout the known world. No experience necessary and partners not mandatory. Come as you are and get a handle on this whole dance thing!

A History of Dance in the SCA

A discussion of the history of dance in the SCA. Where did we get our dances? How did dance information spread? Who were the movers and shakers? Why is dance culture the way it is in the Society? Come, find out or add to the discussion.

A La Mode

Have you heard that "medieval music is modal" but have no idea what that means? Modal mysteries revealed in this lecture with musical examples. If class members are interested, instructor would love to have improvisations in each mode. Bring your instrument (voice included) if you're willing to 'noodle around' in front of others as we explore the modes.

A Master Class: Focusing on Proper Support for the Voice

This class is intended as a follow-up class that will explore putting into practice the information learned in "The Mechanics and Physiology of Support and Projection for Vocalists". However, either, or, or both may be attended. This class will follow the standard Master Class format.

All about Branles

  • THL Henry of Maldon
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one hour.

Allegrezza d'Amore 1581 and 1600

  • Sionnain of Mynydd Seren
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • High
  • Advanced

Fabritio Caroso's Allegrezzas. The first Allegrezza from Il Ballarino(1581) is the kinder, gentler of these two cascarde. By Nobilta,where we find the second Allegrezza, Caroso has made a dance that tangles the feet and the memory. We will discuss and teach both of these dances with the hope to achieve a grand finale by doing both at the same time at the end of the second hour.

Arbeau's Galliard

  • THL Henry of Maldon
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Advanced

The galliard was a spirited and showy dance with kicks, spins, and leaps. This class will focus on steps and techniques of the galliard as learned from Orchesographie by Arbeau.

Bardic Arts Discussion Group

Everyone seems to have their own definition of just what a "Bard" does. How does one perform for an SCA audience in a way that maximizes satisfaction for both audience and performer? Let's compare our ideas and share our experiences!

Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer

Dynamic yet simple belly dance movements that meld well into multiple styles of belly dance and will take your Hafla game beyond those hip shimmies! While these movements and lines are not documented as period, the curriculum is inspired by period art work. Esa is a belly dance teacher and choreographer in the mundane world. Please dress for comfort and freedom of movement. Shoes optional. Be comfortable, and please inform the instructor of an injuries upon entering the class.

Beginner Belly Dance

Come and learn some basic fast and slow tribal belly dance moves to use by yourself or in a group. These are improv moves with no set choreography. Let the music tell you what to do. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing - shoes are optional.

Beginner English Country

Basic English Country dance steps will be taught. Dances will depend upon how many are in the class. Possibly Black Nag, Heartsease, Rufty Tufty, or Gathering Peascods.

Beginning Drumming

Come learn or practice the basic rhythms within the most common Middle Eastern songs played within SCA. The rhythms can be played from simple to complicated depending on your comfort level so anyone and everyone can participate! You need to bring your own drum. Zills and riqs are welcome!

Body Mechanics for Beginning/Intermediate Dancers

Beginners encouraged, all levels welcome! A survey of nonverbal cues and body mechanics to enhance everyone's dance experience. We'll learn a dance along the way! The first hour is the meat of the class; the second hour is overflow and open practice time.

Bransles, bransles, bransles

Ah yes. We can't have a KWDS without a class on bransles. We'll review the old favorites, polish, learn the tunes, review what Arbeau actually says, and perhaps find a new dance to add to the repertoire.

Canary

The Canary, or Il Canario, is a semi-improvised 16th century dance, with stamping and swagger. We'll go through dance structure, some basic steps and combinations, and composing your solo passages. Improvised does not mean unrehearsed! Hard-heeled shoes not required, but fun if you have them.

Carmine and Samira co-teach- "Drum Solos for Drummers and Dancers"

The drum solo is the climax of any belly dancer show. This is a great time for the dancer and drummer to improvise and communicate. Samira and Carmine cover classic drum solo structure, different rhythms for different parts and accompanying moves, secrets of musician/dancer communication and more. This class is perfect for any level dancer and drummer.

Chiara Stella by Request

Chiara Stella is a fun cascarde from Il Ballarino, which I have been asked to teach by a good friend. Come to this class to learn and practice this dance. Knowledge of 16th c. steps is helpful, but not required.

Choreography by Committee

Have you ever wanted to choreograph a dance? Together we're going to make that happen! Come help us create a brand new dance for the SCA. Music for the dance will be created in the Composition by Committee class.

Composition by Committee

After the Choreography by Committee class, we have a brand new dance. Now it needs music. Can a group of random musicians possibly agree on a melody? Let's find out!

Contentezza dAmore by Caroso

A beautifully balanced dance from Caroso's Nobilta di Dame, Contentezza dAmore is an intermediate level dance with a lovely pattern.

Contrapasso Da Farsi in Tutti I Modi

Contrapasso was a popular dance throughout 16th century Italy, and it appears in four different manuscripts, in many different forms. I'll be teaching as many versions of it as possible, as fast as I can! Attendees will be expected to know at least one version of Contrapasso.

Contrapasso Nuovo

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

Contrapasso Nuovo is an Italian Balletto for six, from Caroso's Il Ballarino, set to a beautiful haunting melody. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Crumhorn Appreciation Society

An hour of crumhorn playing! All soft wind cap instruments (cornemuses, kelhorns, etc) are welcome. Repertoire will be determined by the level of the attendees. Some instruments will be available to borrow for those with prior recorder experience.

Dances from the Il Papa Manuscript

The Il Papa Manuscript is an early Cinquecento manuscript exhibiting some transitional characteristics between the Ebreo and Caroso repertoires. Come join us as we learn two or three of its fifteen dances.

Doumbek Rockstar: Roll, Pop, Slap and Snap!

In this workshop, you will learn techniques and new hits to use on your doumbek. These are the rock star tricks! Learn how to incorporate these hits into rhythms and solos to really spice up your playing. This workshop is perfect for any drummer who knows the basics.

Dressed up Pavans: 16th Century Balletti

This class will teach two balletti from Il Ballarino (1581) by Fabrito Caroso, Gratia d'Amore and Contentezza d'Amore. These dances start out pavan-like, but have a faster section at the end.

Easy Dances Children Love

Children absolutely love to dance and many of the dances in the SCA easily get children moving and having fun! Join Lady Avelina del Dolce, mundanely a second grade teacher, for her "dance of the month" suggestions and tips on how to make dances enjoyable for children.

Embellishing 16th Century Italian Dance Music

This class will give you practical tools for embellishing late period renaissance dance music. We will look at some sources for period appropriate embellishments and will write out embellishments for music that will be in the balls. Participants should be able to play Gracca Amorosa and Bizzaria d'Amore fluently.

English Country Dance from the West

Come learn Jack O'Lent, a fun, complex, and decidedly non-typical English Country dance for sets of three couples! We'll add Stingo, which is a little more typical, but only so much so with a crazy fun last verse, if time allows. Both reconstructions are from the Shire of Crosston in the West Kingdom.

Ensemble Class

A class for percussion and melody instruments and singers too. This workshop will have all of us playing together as a group. We'll l review some of the maqams (modes/scales) used in Middle Eastern Music and learn some great Turkish songs. The workshop will also cover keeping your shows fresh and more open for improvisation. Perfect for any level and whatever instrument you play. Sheet music will be provided.

Evolution of 15th Century Italian Dance

Leoncello from Domenico 1440 to German Letter 1517. This was the most widely known dance in Europe during the 15th century created to honor Duke Leoncello of Ferrara. We will discuss the evolution of dance steps and choreography over many generations of dance masters. The class will look at four versions of this dance, two by Domenico, one by Guglielmo Ebreo and the German Letter mss. Dances will be taught along with the discussion.

F is for Fun Cascarde

So are many other letters, but this class covers 2 cascarde starting with F, Fiamma d’Amore and Florido Giglio, from Caroso, Il Ballarino (1581). Fiamma is an adorable flirty dance that is also a great introduction to cascarde, being reasonably short and repetitive, but containing many common step sequences. It is a good warm up for Florido, which has many fun and interesting figures and works well not only as a social dance, but as a showy performance piece.

Footwork for English Country Dance

This beginner to intermediate level class discusses the advantages of proper footwork for English Country Dance. It’s very simple but starting off on the correct foot allows the figures to flow more easily. We’ll practice with simple dances such as Upon A Summer’s Day, and possibly the Maltese Bransle or Green Ginger. Co-taught with Lord Ari Thorbrandsson.

Four Couple English Country Dance

Playford's dances for four couples are some of his most interesting. I will teach several, including Lord of Carnavann's Jegg, Healths, and Dull Sir John.

Frame Drums for Everyone!

The frame drum is a period instrument that can be a welcome addition to Middle Eastern and European music ensembles. Novices/beginners will learn basic hits and rhythms, while intermediate drummers review the basics then move on to add fills and flourishes! Experience the mysterious and hypnotic tones of this ancient instrument as we form a frame drum "choir" and play along to the songs Lama Bada and Mevlana.

From Russia with Love

In this class, I will share how some of our dances are done locally in Vologda, Russia's historical dance group and provide an opportunity for discussion about the variations. Minor variations to Black Nag, Horses Bransle, and Petit Vriens (possibly others) will be shared as well as full versions of Parson's Farewell (known as Марионетки "Marionettes) and Newcastle as time allows. This class is designed for those already familiar with at least one version of these dances.

Furioso All'Italiana

Furioso All'Italiana is an elegant and elaborate 16th-century Italian dance from Signor Caroso's second book. It is for sets of three couples; dancers of all ages are welcome, though previous experience with 16th-century Italian steps will definitely be useful.

Gelosia By The Book

Gelosia appears in several manuscripts. How do the various versions of the dance compare to what we know as Gelosia? In this class we'll look at the original version by Domenico, Giovanni Ambrosio's version, and the version in the Giorgio manuscript to find out.

Gresley Manuscript Dances

In this class, you will learn a little of the history of the Gresley Manuscript and the dances found within the notebook rediscovered in 1996. You will then learn 4 of the dances listed. No experience or partner necessary!

Gresley Manuscript Dances Too

In this class, you will learn a little of the history of the Gresley Manuscript and the dances found within the notebook rediscovered in 1996. You will then learn Grene Gynger, Orynge, Prenes in Gre, and Sofferance. No experience or partner necessary! (This class is not a prerequisite for Mistress Isabella's class, or vice versa. We just both want to teach Gresley.)

Gresley Roundtable

This is an open roundtable for people who have studied the Gresley manuscript, to discuss the challenges of reconstructing from it. We will not be teaching the dances or providing much of an introduction to the source. With all those undefined terms and vague descriptions, we don't anticipate consensus, but we do expect courtesy. Hopefully this is a community-building exercise that pools our knowledge, and leads to the dances being included more often in our repertoires.

Hafla Band Jam

Let’s play music for Middle Eastern dancers! A hafla is Arabic for ‘party’, so let’s get the music started! All musicians from Beginners to Seasoned Musicians are welcome. You don't even need to know how to read music! You will learn a few Middle Eastern maqams (scales) and we will make up the music from there. Don’t be shy: you CAN do this! No solos or auditions are required: we will all play together. All instruments are welcome; please bring your own. You must know how to play all the notes on your instrument. Drummers are welcome if you can play softly.

HIP to Be Square

Historically Informed Performance (HIP) is an approach to performance (of music or other arts) that seeks to use knowledge of historical performance practice to shape the modern performance. Class will cover aspects of performance and where to look for authenticating information.

Indian Fusion

  • (n/a)
  • Dance

If you've had an itch to try out certain dance styles from India, then this is your class! We will explore a variety of styles, including Bollywood, Bhangra, Rajasthani and some classical styles too! Liz, has been teaching and performing Middle Eastern dancing for over a decade! She will bring the richness and vibrancy of this culture alive in a fun and accessible way! This class it open to all levels, ages and experience.

Instrument Happy Hour (A Harp's 21st Birthday Party)

Instruments can be your best friends, so let's treat them that way! Let's share a drink and some cake while we swap stories and tall tales, as well as care and feeding tips for our favorite UNsilent partners. Bringing your favorite instrument is highly encouraged (but not required.) Listeners also welcome.

Intermediate Drumming

So, you've done the basics, tired of the same old rhythms, and want to learn something new and different? Well, then this class is for you!! We will adjust to the level/interest of the students, but you will be challenged with new combinations and rhythms that you might not have seen or played before. You need to bring your own drum. Zills and riqs welcome!

Intermediate English Country

Several moderate English country dances. Lull Me Beyond Thee, If All the World Were Paper, Cuckolds All A Row.

Intermediate English Country Squares

Two dances that have aha moments when the patterns work out beautifully despite your doubts of how you were just arranged. Learn, practice, or refine "Newcastle" and "Parson's Farewell".

Issues in Translating Dance Manuscripts

Many probably recall, back when Julia Sutton published her translation of Nobilita di Dame, the criticism of her choice to translate dance terms. Having now helped translate a difficult manuscript myself, I have a lot more sympathy with her choices. This "class" will be a round table dealing with particularly thorny issues in translation, especially as they relate to reconstruction. Our goal is to pick the collective brain of the dance community as to what it wants out of translations.

Keyboards Before 1600: Instruments and Repertoire

In this class we'll explore European keyboard instruments and their repertoire in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We'll listen to recordings of period keyboards and look at facsimiles of keyboard intabulations. If there is time and interest, we'll discuss how to read period notation for keyboard music. In particular we'll look at the German Keyboard Tablature of the Buxheimer Organ Book and the notation in Attaignant's intabulations of chansons.

La Ingrata

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

La Ingrata is an Italian Ballo for three by Domenico - a lively, fun & flirtatious dance. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Le Bellezze d'Olimpia & Lo Spagnoletto

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

Le Bellezze d'Olimpia is an Italian Balletto for two, from Caroso's Il Ballarino. It includes a cheeky chase section, repeated as a chorus. Lo Spagnoletto is an Italian Balletto for four, from Negri's Le Gratie d'Amore, an easy and fun dance. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Lovelace MSS

This manuscript provides a unique view into the evolution of English Country Dance. We will learn his version of Heartsease, Cuckolds All in a Row, Jack Pudding, and Milking Payle. Lovelace provides critical clues for some of these dances that significantly alter the choreography from the version in Playford's first edition. He also provides a window into how these dances evolved and what the simpler sources of this style might have been.

Making Dances Theatrical!

So you've performed "Petit Riens" thousands of times, but have you ever thought about ways to make easy, popular dances more theatrical and interesting? Join Lady Avelina Del Dolce who will share her experiences incorporating SCA dance in commedia, theater, and festivals. The class will include a hands-on workshop where students will pick a dance and perform it with theatrical flare.

Making the best of small and/or random musical ensembles

We'll be discussing ways of getting a good sound out of random assemblages of musicians, such as you would find in a pickup band. I'll be providing tips on arranging, assigning parts, improvisation, utilising/integrating different skill levels, and generally making anyone who shows up to play useful, nay- valuable! Random musicians, instruments and skill levels are welcome, especially for demonstration purposes.

Maraviglia d'amore & Furioso

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Intermediate

Maraviglia d'amore is an Italian Cascarda for two, from Caroso's Il Ballarino. It is a lovely flirtatious dance, with very lively music. Furioso is one of many dances of this name, the one being taught is an Italian Balletto for six, from Caroso's Il Ballarino, a lively and very social dance. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Music in the Italian Novelle

Several 14th-16th C Italian works of literature survive which contain descriptions of music performances. We'll read through some of the surviving music mentioned in these works and compare what we do to how the authors describe the musical performances. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

My favorite galliards

The cinq pas or cinquepace is just the beginning! Come try some fun and challenging galliard sequences from other dances. We'll play with sequences from dances like Alta Mendozza and maybe even do some Volta. And yes, we will take breaks in between so everyone can catch their breath.

Penelope: A Ribbon Dance

This is an ECD version of Tesera choreographed by James Blackcloak.

Pennsic Pile Practice

Do you have a copy of the Pennsic Pile of Music and want to play with other dance band musicians? Bring your Pennsic Pile, music stand, and instruments and we’ll play together! All instruments are welcome. This is not for beginners: you must know how to read music and know how to play your instrument. Sight reading is beneficial. Bring your requests: I intend to play more obscure tunes that are not played much in Atlantia.

Pentamere Dances Instruction Package for Promoting Period Dance

The SCA Dance Band, Musica Subterranea, teamed with Their Excellencies of Northwoods to produce the Pentamere Dances Vol. 1 CD with dance instruction booklet. Five dances (ok, a secret 6th dance was added) were selected to provide an overview of SCA period dances with the requied skill level kept low to maximize adoption. This class will review all 6 dances briefly so dance teachers can take this package back home to promote SCA period dance. 1. Petite Rose 2. Montarde Bransle 3. Grene Gynger 4. Black Alman 5. Rufty Tufty 6. (bonus track!) Gracca Amorosa Two dances will be taught completely in this class: Petite Rose and Grene Gynger.

Percussion for European Dance

This class will be both lecture and applied performance of the different appropriate percussion instruments in support of European Dance.

Pickup Ball Band Practice

Not quite the juggling class you'd expect. We'll be taking the music for the Balls and giving folks desiring to be in the pickup bands an opportunity for preview, and practice, before playing live in front of everyone. Not a requirement for playing in the Balls, but a fine idea nonetheless. All skill levels welcome!

Playing for Dance in Period- a survey

Playing for dance in Period- As a musician who loves dance and dance music, and striving for authenticity in performance practice, I have sought to learn how dance was accompanied in Period. This course will describe contexts and instruments for accompanying dance in Period, based on artwork and written sources that depict playing for dance and discuss instrumentation. I focus on Western Europe and the 15th through early 17th centuries, when we have art work and dance manuals that both contribute to ourstanding of secular dance. The rich realm of Middle Eastern dance, its contexts and accompaniment is beyond the scope of this presentation. Note: this is not a practicum.

Practice for Choral Ball Set

We will run through the choral music to be used in the Choral Ball Set on Saturday night. Class will be run by Sir Volodimir of Cambion, who will also be directing the chorus for the Choral Ball Set. I will have some copies of music, but if you can bring your own, that would be quite handy.

Prigionera/Prexonera & Spero

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

Prigionera is an Italian Ballo for two by Domenico, with a great variety of rhythms. Spero is a Ballo for three by Guglielmo, fun & lively. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Reading From Gresley

This will be a workshop in reading and transcribing Gresley from a facsimile of the original. Since the Gresley MS was handwritten about 500 years ago, this will be covering handwriting (paleography), the use of abbreviations and other elements of scribal practice, and early modern spelling. No reconstruction experience is required, but be prepared to squint and discuss a lot.

Reconsidering the Basic Repertoire

Our basic repertoire of early European dances can tend to be determined by inertia, and by things that beginners have taught to beginners. This class will be about alternatives that might yield a better understanding of early dance, and perhaps even some alternatives that might be more accessible and practical. The format will be dance teaching/practice interspersed with lecture/discussion on the whys and wherefores of the dances. This class is intended for all skill levels from beginner to expert.

Rostiboli & Rosina

  • ( Barbara Segal)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Intermediate

Two Italian balli, Rostiboli Gioiosa for two by Domenico, a slow sensuous flirtatious dance, followed by Voltati in ca Rosina, a jolly dance for three by Ambrosio. Style as well as steps will be considered.

Run the Gamut

Music. How does it even work? Come and find out. Play with rope to discover the physics of waves, which directly impacts our perception of harmony. Learn the origin of the diatonic scale. Divide a string into the musical scale twice - once using the instructor's ordering, and once following Guido d'Arezzo's (c. 1050). Listen to the scales you derive!

Running a Dance Musician's pit

The lecture will cover logistics involved with organizing and directing a group of musicians to perform dance music for a dance ball.

Saint Martin's

  • ( Fred Blonder)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • Average
  • Advanced

Saint Martin's is one of the more difficult of the Playford Dances, because it has no pattern. It's pretty to watch, and makes a nice performance piece.

Step Stately

  • ( Fred Blonder)
  • (n/a)
  • Dance
  • High
  • Advanced

I will teach one interpretation of the Playford dance, Step Stately. This is a fairly difficult dance, and I expect to use the entire hour on it.

Teaching European Dance

The class focuses on how teachers can improve their abilities as dance instructors. The class is particularly useful for beginning dance teachers but can help polish anyone’s skills. Some of these notes, or "best practices" as I call them, may seem obvious or come to you naturally, but I have tried to break down the process as simply as possible.

Tell Me a Story

While it may not be codified in the dance manuals, many Italian dances "tell stories." It can be easier to memorize the progression of verses when you can remember how the story goes, if you are new to Italian dancing. It can add a whole layer of fun for those who have danced them many times before. We will dance Belfiore and Gioioso in Tre, and will add others if time allows.

The Mechanics and Physiology of Support and Projection for Vocalists

This class will cover the structures that function in creating the human voice as well as how they work together to produce sound. We will examine these structures with particular emphasis on how to create resonance to aid in projection. This class is appropriate for singers and voice heralds alike. This class will be followed with "A Master Class: Focusing on Proper Support for the Voice". Either, or, or both may be attended.

The Old Measures

The Inns of Court were the social center of Elizabethan London and there were certain dances one was expected to know. No experience necessary, just walking. We will also talk about the social and historical context.

This Is Gonna Be Epic

Sources for developing historically-informed performances of oral epics - Beowulf, Roland, El Cid and more. Guidance for staging these performances in an SCA context.

Three Couple English Country Dance

Playford's three couple dances are extremely varied and creative. I will teach several, including Old Mole, Scotch Cap and Adson's Saraband.

Two Dances, One Song

Two 15th Century Italian dances that are done to the same music. "Rostiboli Gioioso" and "Gioioso in Tre" may share the same song but the patterns and formations are quite distinct.

Unscheduled or Canceled Classes

  • 14th Century Italian Secular Vocal Music
  • 15th Century Italian Dance 3.0 "at tempo"
  • 16th c. Improvisational Dance Music (Galliards, Pivas, Salterellos)
  • 2nd Pickup Ball Band Practice
  • 5 dances every SCA person should know
  • A History of Dance in the SCA
  • A La Mode
  • A Master Class: Focusing on Proper Support for the Voice
  • All about Branles
  • Allegrezza d'Amore 1581 and 1600
  • Arbeau's Galliard
  • Bardic Arts Discussion Group
  • Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer
  • Beginner Belly Dance
  • Beginner English Country
  • Beginning Drumming
  • Body Mechanics for Beginning/Intermediate Dancers
  • Bransles, bransles, bransles
  • Canary
  • Carmine and Samira co-teach- "Drum Solos for Drummers and Dancers"
  • Chiara Stella by Request
  • Choreography by Committee
  • Composition by Committee
  • Contentezza dAmore by Caroso
  • Contrapasso Da Farsi in Tutti I Modi
  • Contrapasso Nuovo
  • Crumhorn Appreciation Society
  • Dances from the Il Papa Manuscript
  • Doumbek Rockstar: Roll, Pop, Slap and Snap!
  • Dressed up Pavans: 16th Century Balletti
  • Easy Dances Children Love
  • Embellishing 16th Century Italian Dance Music
  • English Country Dance from the West
  • Ensemble Class
  • Evolution of 15th Century Italian Dance
  • F is for Fun Cascarde
  • Footwork for English Country Dance
  • Four Couple English Country Dance
  • Frame Drums for Everyone!
  • From Russia with Love
  • Furioso All'Italiana
  • Gelosia By The Book
  • Gresley Manuscript Dances
  • Gresley Manuscript Dances Too
  • Gresley Roundtable
  • Hafla Band Jam
  • HIP to Be Square
  • Indian Fusion
  • Instrument Happy Hour (A Harp's 21st Birthday Party)
  • Intermediate Drumming
  • Intermediate English Country
  • Intermediate English Country Squares
  • Issues in Translating Dance Manuscripts
  • Keyboards Before 1600: Instruments and Repertoire
  • La Ingrata
  • Le Bellezze d'Olimpia & Lo Spagnoletto
  • Lovelace MSS
  • Making Dances Theatrical!
  • Making the best of small and/or random musical ensembles
  • Maraviglia d'amore & Furioso
  • Music in the Italian Novelle
  • My favorite galliards
  • Penelope: A Ribbon Dance
  • Pennsic Pile Practice
  • Pentamere Dances Instruction Package for Promoting Period Dance
  • Percussion for European Dance
  • Pickup Ball Band Practice
  • Playing for Dance in Period- a survey
  • Practice for Choral Ball Set
  • Prigionera/Prexonera & Spero
  • Reading From Gresley
  • Reconsidering the Basic Repertoire
  • Rostiboli & Rosina
  • Run the Gamut
  • Running a Dance Musician's pit
  • Saint Martin's
  • Step Stately
  • Teaching European Dance
  • Tell Me a Story
  • The Mechanics and Physiology of Support and Projection for Vocalists
  • The Old Measures
  • This Is Gonna Be Epic
  • Three Couple English Country Dance
  • Two Dances, One Song