Classes

There are 103 classes.

15th-c. Bassedanse: Big Picture and Interesting Ch

Overview of 15th-c. bassedanse.

16th c. Italian

This class will feature 16th.-c. Italian dance.

16th Century Italian Step Practice

This class will cover the most common steps in 16th-c. Italian dance. An extremely helpful primer to those new to the genre or those who want to review steps.

16th Century Persian Dance

This class explores the evidence; visual, literary and musical for re-creating 16th Century Persian Dance, focusing on courtly dance for men and women. We will explore the language of gesture in Persian art, the influence of neighboring cultures and how costume gives us clues to movement. Armed with what we know, we can fill in the gaps with informed guesswork and create a plausible re-creation of a lost art form!

16th-c. Step Reconstructions Discussion

Moderated discussion group for those who have run into difficulties with those pesky steps that are not described well (or at all) in period documentation. This is not a definitive instructional class on how to do certain steps. Bring your questions and conundrums, and hopefully we will spark a lively conversation around different solutions others have found. Those who have found workable solutions to problematic steps or sequences are encouraged to attend and share their solutions. Questions about any genre are welcome. Just to get the ball rolling, what in the heck is a fioretti spezzati?

A Prelude to Playford: Easy English Country Dances

Come learn “Black Nag,” “Jenny Pluck Pears,” “Grimstock,” and “Millison’s Jegg.”

Advanced English Country Dance

We will learn three advanced dances: “Whirligig,” “Parson’s Farewell,” and “Nonesuch.”

All the Bransles!

No, seriously! All of them! (Recommended for intermediate to advanced dancers.)

Almans & Courantes

The courante is a lively French dance that involves leaping and running. It is aerobic and high-impact. The alman, on the other hand, is a lower-impact and lower-energy processional. We will learn both in this class.

Amoroso, Revisited

Amoroso appears in two manuscripts. This class will examine both versions of the dance as well as the way it is commonly performed in the SCA. Familiarity with the dance recommended, but not required. Familiarity with 15th century Italian dance steps strongly recommended.

Approaching Dance Documentation and Presentation

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Barbie Tootle Room on Friday at 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Learn how to find documentation, and prepare for Arts &Sciences classes & competitions.

Arranging Polyphonic Dance Music from Lute Tablatu

Does your dancing master wish to experiment with a lesser-known Caroso or Negri dance? Or do you just want to try your hand at creating a new arrangement of an old favorite? This class will focus on interpreting lute tablature and constructing a basic period-style 3-or 4-part arrangement. Some familiarity with musical concepts such as chords and intervals is expected.

Basa Toscana

  • Sara de Bonneville
  • Dance Room 2 on Friday at 10:30AM to 11:45AM
  • Intermediate

This 16th-c. Italian cascarda is intended for those with some experience and knowledge of 16th-c. Italian dance steps.

Bassedanse

Learn “Casuole La Nouvelle” (“Castille Nouvelle”), “Jouyssance Vous Donneray,” “La Verdalette,” “Orleans,” and “Alenchon.”

Beginner Gresley Dances

Learn a few basic dances from the Gresley manuscript.

Beginning Bellydance

In this class, Jezebel will teach 10 basic movements and then use those movements in a little choreography that will be taught at the end of the class. Great class for beginners, people who want to review basics, or people who want to learn a fun one minute choreograhy.

Bellydancer's Survival Guide

Have you learned the basic moves but have no idea how to put them together and dance around a fire? Are you intimidated by haflas? This class will cover basic move variations, easy combinations and good fire and hafla dance etiquette, plus safety tips. Part dance, part information session and Q&A.

Bhangra Breakdown!

  • Emine bint Istani
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Friday at 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Bhangra is a fun energetic dance from the Panjabi region of India. We will go over a little bit of the history, some basic movements and put together a few steps for a basic choreography. Please note that this is a very active style of dance so bring water and be prepared to dance!

Bharata Natyam Choreography

  • Emine bint Istani
  • Barbie Tootle Room on Saturday at 9:00AM to 10:00AM

Bharata Natyam is an ancient form of dance from the Tamil Nadu region of India. Building on the intro class, we will be learning a basic choreography that will involve all the components including adavus and hasthas. Please note that this is an active style of dance so bring water and be prepared to dance!

Bizzaria d’Amore

Come learn this popular perennial from Cesare Negri's 1602 work, Le Gratie d'Amore.

Boost Your Sight-Reading Skills for Dance Music

This class will be half hands on, half discussion. In the discussion we'll talk about concrete things to work on to improve your sight reading. In the hands on portion we'll practice renaissance syncopation, practice changing meter, and actually play some renaissance music. Bring your instrument of choice.

Bowed Strings

Mistress Amelie will lead bowed string players in preparing several dances for the evening ball: the Earl of Salisbury Pavane and Galliard, Lord of Carnarvan's Jigg, Torneo Amoroso, Ballo del Fiore. All bowed string players are welcome to participate.

Branles, Revisited

Take a second, alternative look at some of Arbeau's branles.

Bransles Featured in the Masque

Learn the bransles that will be highlighted in the evening masque. The following bransles will be taught: “Cassandra,” “Pinagay,” “Charlotte,” “Aridan,” and “Scottish.”

Cascarde “Chiara Stella”

“Chiara Stella” is a fun and lively cascarde from Fabritio Caroso’s Il Ballarino. Students should be familiar with basic 16th century footwork. The class will cover the steps needed for the dance as well as the dance itself. The goal is to learn the dance in its entirety and practice it as many times as the class period allows to help students commit the dance to memory.

Classical Indian Dance – The Next Step

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Sunday at 1:00PM to 3:00PM

OK, so you’ve been inspired by a Bharata Natyam or other Indian classical dance. You diligently practiced for some time, and now you’re ready for more. But what?In a traditional Indian class, the teacher molds the student in the form of the school. The student is not a carbon copy, but a living example of a unique person exhibiting the hallmarks of the school and style in a way that is both personal and yet codified. If you’ve had some experience with classical styles and you’re looking for more – this is the class for you. The class assumes you’ve done your fair share of basic footwork and worked to build your memory skills for some of the complicated formats required by these dance forms. Now it’s time to start perfecting the image!

Contradances from Playford 1651

Learn the oldest genuine contradances in existence, “My Lady Cullen” and “Tom Tinker.” Intermediate skill level. Low impact.

Crumhorns

Master Robyn will lead crumhorns and other buzzies in preparing several dances for the evening ball: Pavane & Galliard Mille Ducas by Susato, a Courante by Praetorius (CXLII), and the cascarde Fedelta and Gracca Amorosa. All buzzies are welcome to participate and some loaner instruments may be available.

Dance Interaction

In Period, as it is in the Current Middle Ages, people danced for more than just the joy of dancing. People danced to get noticed, to impress a love interest, to show off their skills, to entertain, and for many other reasons. In this class, I will take some very basic well known dances (Jenny Pluck Pears, Rufty Tufty, and Heartsease), and teach how to interact with your partner and observers while dancing. Be you outgoing or shy, skilled or a novice, you will take away practical techniques that you can practice while dancing. Oh, and dancing this way is a ton of fun, too! If it looks like you are having fun dancing, more people will want to share in that fun and will dance with you!

Dance Music in Central Europe 1480-1680

  • Ron Fisher
  • Ohio Staters Tradition on Saturday at 10:30AM to 11:45AM

Ever wondered what kind of dancing was done east of Italy? Find out in this class.

Dance Music in the Vocal Realm

This class is an exploration of dance music that crossed over into the vocal realm, either by evolving from songs or by evolving into songs. In some cases, the same composer was responsible for both the vocal and the dance compositions.

Dance Sculpture in Shiva Temples

  • Emine bint Istani
  • Barbie Tootle Room on Sunday at 11:00AM to 12:00PM

This class will focus on the importance of dance sculptures in Shiva temples from the Tamil Nadu region of India. We will discuss several Shiva temples from the Chola and Pallava periods and the dance related sculptures they possess. Focus will be placed on the karana sculptures and how they relate to the Natya Sastra, India’s first collected work of performance guidelines.

Dances of the Turkic Nomads

The shared cultural, historical, and linguistic roots of the Turkic peoples can also be found in their dances. Learn the common dance elements, movements, steps, and gestures of these groups that later found their way into classical dances in a stylized form.

Dancing And Fighting

Good fighters already have the skills to be good dancers, and vice versa. Learn how the martial techniques of range, aim, and timing are closely related to the dance techniques of footwork, precision, and rhythm.

Doppie Mutanze: Double Galliard Variations

Come learn 6-8 fancy "finishing moves" to level up your galliard performance. Sourced from Compasso's 1560 book, Ballo della Gagliarda. Recommended for dancers with significant galliard experience.

Easy 15th-c. Italian

Learn the classic versions of “Petit Riens,” “Saltarello la Regina,” “Rostiboli Gioioso,” and “Amoroso.”

Easy 16th-c. Italian Dances

Learn two of the easiest dances from 16th-c. Italy, “Contrapasso in Due” and “Ballo del Fiore.”

Four Couple English Country Dances

Come learn these intermediate English country dances: “Lord of Carnarvon’s Jig,” “Mage on a Cree,” “If All the World Were Paper,” and “Goddesses.”

Happy Dancing Feet in the 16th Century

  • Conandil
  • Dance Room 2 on Saturday at 10:30AM to 11:45AM

Happy Dancing Feet in the 16th Century

How to Make Your Dance Master Love You: Learning How to Partner w/Dance Masters while Running a Pit

This session will focus on what are the needs of a ball (or dance class, or dance practice) from the dancer teacher's\master's and what they would need to have help with from a musician and especially from one running a pit. We can also discuss how the musician may be needed to help understand how a reconstruction of a dance may wok depending on the setting of the music. This session will work best if many people come and share ideas.

I Salti del Fiocco

Have you ever wondered what Jackie Chan might have done if he was born in Renaissance Italy? Does jumping over your own left leg just sound like a stunningly good idea to you? Come join us in learning the prescribed steps for tassel-kicking, according to Cesare Negri (a man who could mount a horse without using his hands)!

Il Contro del Orco

Learn this lively cascarda from Caroso's 1581 work, Il Ballarino.

Improvisation and Galliards Choreographies

In this class, we will attempt to examine exactly what improvisation meant in period. We will try out various period instructions for how to improvise, outlining what is encouraged, and what is discouraged, by our predecessors. We will also touch on context, presentation patterns, and aesthetics of period improvisation.

Improvising Dance

The music is playing and you want to go out on the floor and dance. Unfortunately, you realize you have no idea what the steps are. You could sit this dance out, or, instead, improvise your way through it! With just a basic knowledge of Italian and English Country steps, in this class you will learn how to maneuver your way through the dance using your own steps and style. Instruction will include how to start, how to lead and follow (and switch who does what during the dance!), and additional flourishes to make the dance your own.

Inns of Court Dances

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. Possible dances include “Quadran Pavan,” “Turkelone,” “Earl of Essex Measure,” “Tinternell,” “Old Alman,” “Queen’s Alman,” “Madam Sosilia,” “Black Alman,” “Lorayne Alman,” and “New Alman.”

Inns of Court Dances

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. Possible dances include “Quadran Pavan,” “Turkelone,” “Earl of Essex Measure,” “Tinternell,” “Old Alman,” “Queen’s Alman,” “Madam Sosilia,” “Black Alman,” “Lorayne Alman,” and “New Alman.”

Inns of Court Dances Choreographies

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. Possible dances include “Quadran Pavan,” “Turkelone,” “Earl of Essex Measure,” “Tinternell,” “Old Alman,” “Queen’s Alman,” “Madam Sosilia,” “Black Alman,” “Lorayne Alman,” and “New Alman.”

Intermediate 15th-c. Italian

Learn a few 15th-c. Italian dances that will take you beyond the basics.

Intermediate English Country Dances

Learn these intermediate country dances from Playford, 1651 ed.: “Chestnut,” “Goddesses,” “Hyde Park,” “Picking of Sticks,” and “Scotch Cap.”

Intermediate Gresley Dances

Learn a few slightly more advanced dances from the Gresley manuscript.

Intermediate Recorder Technique

The class begins with some practical exercises for different articulations, with a quick indication as to how they might be useful for an ensemble looking to improve its phrasing and musicality. The class ends with a discussion of dynamics, and some techniques for playing loudly and still keeping the instrument in tune. In the middle, we'll discuss whatever techniques you're finding challenging: high registers, sight-reading tricky rhythms, blending with other instruments, intonation, playing by ear, memorization, whatever you like.

Intermediate/Advanced Rom/Gypsy Choreography

Bring your inner-diva to this class!! Jezebel will teach a choregraphy inspired by her studies of various gypsy and Rom styles of dance. Some knowledge of bellydance would be helpful.

Intro to Bharata Natyam

  • Emine bint Istani
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Friday at 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Bharata Natyam is an ancient form of dance from the Tamil Nadu region of India. This class will expose you to the history and style of the dance with a brief lecture of history and time devoted to steps and gestures of the dance. Please note that this is an active style of dance so bring water and be prepared to dance!

Introduction and/or Continuing Pipe and Tabor

The pipe and tabor is the one man band of the middle ages and renaissance. Playing a three holed pipe in one hand while playing a percussion instrument with the other allows one musician to provide both melody and rhythm for dancers. The three holed pipe was known in antiquity, had a surge of popularity in the renaissance, and again in the 19th and 20th century as part of the English folk revival. It has been in use as a folk instrument pretty much continuously throughout Western Europe. This class will cover some history and variations on the instrument, but will mostly be a playing demonstration and practicum. A small stock of instruments will be available for sale from the instructor. Depending on the skill and experience of the students, this class will either be a basic introduction, or a class for continuing students.

Introduction to Carnatic Dance Music

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Hayes Cape Room on Saturday at 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Carnatic music is the music system that dominates music and dance performance in Southern India. Although music has an incredibly long lineage in Indian culture, the formation of the firm foundation of modern day Carnatic music is credited to the sage Purandaradasa, who composed and performed in the 16th century in Vijayanagara India. He is credited with the formal system of basic practice exercises as well as a wide variety of hymns in the bhakti style. This class will cover both tala (rhythm) and raga (melody), with an emphasis on the interests of the students. We’ll focus on understanding the basic structure of Carnatic music from the perspective of musical appreciation, the bare bones of starting to study for performance, and with an understanding of how to use Carnatic music in a dance context. The focus will build particularly on the varieties of Carnatic music which are most useful in a dance context.

Introduction to Central Asian Music, Dance, and Po

  • ( Hans Utter)
  • Round Meeting Room on Friday at 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Introduction to Central Asian Music, Dance, and Poetry

Introduction to Early Modern Dance

General overview and discussion of dance during the Early Modern Period.

Introduction to Galliards

The galliard was the most popular dance in Elizabethan England. Come learn the basic structure and some easy to intermediate 6-beat galliard variations from Compasso and Arbeau. The galliard is an improvisational dance, and it will be done at least seven times over the course of Friday and Saturday evening. This means you\'ll get seven dances out of one class!

Introduction to Kalaripayattu

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Barbie Tootle Room on Friday at 3:00PM to 4:30PM

Kalaripayattu is a martial art with its roots in ancicent India. It is often described as “the mother of all martial arts” and is commonly believed to have traveled to the Far East, along with Buddhism, to have inspired the Chinese and other arts. It uses the understanding of the body perpetuated through yoga and Ayurvedic medicine to build a martial system that encourages flexibility, balance, core strength and fortitude. The evolution of the detailed movements of this style is largely unknown, as few written records exist. However, details of warriors and kings training yields descriptions which correlate to the modern day practice of this art.

Jazzy Jewels

Learn the elegant `Jewel step` and variations.

Kalari Drills

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Sunday at 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Kalari Drills

Khyal and Dhrupad: Hindustani Vocal Music

  • ( Hans Utter)
  • Round Meeting Room on Sunday at 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Dr. Hans Utter and Dr. Utpola Borah provide a glimpse into the North Indian (Hindustani) vocal music tradition through its two major genres, dhrupad and khyal. The workshop consists of two segments—(1) An explanation of the music features of these vocal styles, and the life of a musician in medieval India, (2) An exploration into the religious and philosophical underpinnings of this music through nada yoga (sound yoga) and instruction in specific practices based on music.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Honour: Courtesy in Dance

What did courtesy mean to dancers in Renaissance culture? How can we recreate the courtesy of that era?

Layering Without Panicking!

Layering Without Panicking!

Learn to Dance Gracefully

Being graceful is a matter of practice, not of talent. Learn the principles of looking graceful and elegant in your medieval clothes, on the dance floor, as you enter Court, and as you are introduced to new friends.

Medieval Arabic Music Theory and Paradigms

Medieval Arabic Music Theory and Paradigms

Middle Eastern Percussion

Percussion

Modal Improvisation

In this class we'll practice improvising melodies in the different modes.

Morley Consort

The Morley consort was a uniquely English small ensemble consisting of flute or recorder, treble viol or violin, lute, cittern, bandora, and bass viol. We will recreate this ensemble as best we can with the instruments we have available and prepare several English tunes for the evening ball: a pavane and galliard by Morley, Queen's Alman and Sellinger's Round by William Byrd, and Gathering Peascods. All flutes and recorders, bowed and plucked strings are welcome to participate.

Music for Improvised 16th Century Dance

We fill our dance balls with fancy choreographies, but much of Renaissance Italian dancing was improvised dances -- the salterello, the galliard, the corrante, the mysterious nizzardo -- much like more recent waltzes and polkas. Dancers were expected to combine variations on the fly. How is a musician, or a small ensemble, to deal with this sort of dancing? How can we be reliable, to provide a basis for the dancers' creativity, and still elaborate and decorate the music, to provide inspiration, all the while mindful not to overshadow the dancers? This course is intended for musicians who are familiar with several types of dance music, and comfortable with modest ornamentation and decorated melodies.

Natural Adornment: Henna traditions from Africa to

Professional Henna Artist, Zattana Al-Naseem, will provide a brief history of the ancient art of henna/mehndi and its impact on cultures spanning across the continents of Africa and Asia. The importance of henna in social rituals, specifically its symbolism and function, wil be discussed. Students will learn to identify common motifs in the design elements across cultures. In the last half-hour of the workshop, Zattana will provide henna for students to practice drawing the motifs they have learned to identify.

Noblita d’Amore

Learn “Noblita d’Amore” from Negri’s 1602 work, Le Gratie d’Amore.

Ornamenting Dance Music

In this class we'll go over how to make your performance of dance melodies more interesting to listen to, less boring to play, and more period by adding ornaments. This is a hands on class. Bring your instrument of choice.

Persian Classical Dance

  • ( Victoria Gray)
  • Cartoon Room on Saturday at 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Persian Classical dance used the body in a way that is quite distinct from Arabic dance and has more in common with the dance of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Learn the system of classical positions, basic traveling steps, delicate gestures, as well as spins and turns.

Persian Folklore Dance

Persias diverse ethnic populations and various regional styles manifest in a wide range of folk dances. Learn elements from some of the most beloved dances and how they differ from other styles.

Playing and Dancing at the Same Time

Ever seen musicians dance while playing? Would you like a relaxed atmosphere to give it a try? If so, this is the class for you! Bring your instrument of choice be it drum, recorder, cello, whatever.

Playing for Dancing

This hands-on class for musicians and dance band leaders includes an overview of historical performance practice as well as offer practical solutions to common problems we face when playing for dancing. Some things we may cover include pre-1600 instruments, instrumentation, percussion patterns, music sources and other accessible resources. Participants are encouraged to bring period instruments, both loud and soft and a music stand. Music will be provided.

Port Said — A Fisherman's Dance from Egypt

  • Valizan
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Saturday at 1:00PM to 2:30PM

A Fisherman throws his net into the river Nile, only to pull up a mermaid. Learn some of the movements of this Folkloric dance of Egypt.

Presenting: The Lovelace Manuscript

  • Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
  • Grand Ballroom East on Friday at 1:30PM to 2:45PM

Come learn the basic facts about this book, as well as what it can tell us about a different way to do English Country Dances. Two of the 32 dances in the book will be taught.

Progressive Dances in Playford 1651

Before there were contra dances, there were other progressive dance forms in the English country dance genre. Come learn a few of these interesting dances!

Raag and Taal: Music and Court Culture in Mughal Empire

  • ( Hans Utter)
  • Round Meeting Room on Saturday at 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Dr. Hans Utter and Jim Feist present an overview of the instrumental music of 16th and 17th century North India that flowered in the courts of the Mughal Empire. This workshop will offer an introduction and performance-based tips to all musicians and dancers interested in learning about North Indian Classical Music. All levels from beginning to advanced are welcome. The hands- on approach will allow musicians and dancers to apply the traditions of India to their styles, and an understanding of cultural context of the era.

Recorders

Master Christian will lead recorders in preparing several dances for the evening ball: a pavane and galliard, a courante, Grimstock, Bizzaria d'Amore, Chestnut and Bella Gioiosa. All recorder players are welcome to participate.

Sing Your Bransles

Learn to dance and memorize bransles by singing them, too. We will learn the following bransles: “War,” “Charlotte,” “Pinagay,” Washerwoman’s,” and “Montarde.”

Single & Double Veil

Single & Double Veil

Social Status of Musicians & the Role of Women in

Social Status of Musicians & the Role of Women in Medieval Islamic Courts

Sword & Floor Work for Bellydancers

Learn tantalizing new moves in this belly dance class that will really take some strength and agility! Although not considered 'period,' many bellydancers in the SCA enjoy both floor work and sword work. Bring a sword, tray, cane, or a book to balance!

Tahtiib - Men's Stick Dance from Egypt

  • Valizan
  • Cartoon Room on Sunday at 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Wanna swing stick? Join Valizan to learn this martial folkloric dance from Egypt full of masculine pride and attitude while bashing your friends to music. Women are welcome! Participants will need a broom handle or stick that reaches to the middle of your chest.

Tambourine Practicum

The tambourine is hugely flexible and interesting percussion instrument. This class will explore a little of its history, but most class time will be spent on playing technique and discovering the myriad of sounds available. Bring a tambourine with drumhead if possible. Rings of jingles without a drumhead will not be useful. Some loaner instruments of dubious quality will be available.

Teacher's Toolkit

As teachers, we can NEVER stop learning! The more ways a teacher has to describe the same movement, the more people you'll be able to reach. Learn physical cues your students' bodies give you as to what they're thinking, and how their thoughts effect their movements. Explore various terms that are useful in describing dance movements through direction & weight distribution, and planes of movement. Also discussion on the fine line between kind critique and cruel criticism - how to encourage your students while being honest with them, too.

The Aesthetics of Music & Dance

The Aesthetics of Music & Dance

The Dance and Music of Bihu: Music, Gender and Sex

  • ( Hans Utter)
  • Cartoon Room on Saturday at 3:00PM to 5:00PM

This workshop offers an introduction into the dance, rhythms, and songs of Bihu. Bihu is the most important festival of North Eastern India, and is celebrated during the spring, autumn, and winter. Bihu is a group dance that dance celebrates fertility, sensuality, and connection with nature. Participants will learn about Bihu’s history and legends, and will learn several Bihu songs and basic dance movements.

Three-Couple English Dances

Intermediate-level ECD. We will learn “Adson’s Saraband,” “The Old Mole,” “Scotch Cap” (5x version), and “Confesse.”

Torneo Amoroso

Learn this "lovely tournament" of a dance! This is Negri's "corrected" version of this popular dance of the time.

Two 15th-c. Italian Balli

During this class we will learn two dances from 15th century Italy, "La Marchesana" by Domenico da Piacenza and "Voltati in ca Rosina."

Two Cascarde

Cascarde are lively 16th Century Italian dances found in the works of Fabritio Caroso. This class features two simpler cascarde. "Alta Regina" is lovely, and fairly low-impact for a cascarda. "Fedelta," a cute cascarda for a circle of couples, has the joyous feel of a country dance. Come, learn, and enjoy!

Two More Lovelace MS Dances

  • Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
  • Performance Hall on Saturday at 1:30PM to 2:45PM

Learn two more dances from the Lovelace Manuscript, one that is mostly familiar, and one which has the least amount of instruction possible for a regular ECD.

Two-Couple English Country Dances

Learn three advanced two-couple country dances: “Glory of the West,” “Argeers,” and “St. Martin’s.”

Uzbek Dance - Ferghana style

Of the three major styles of Uzbek dance, the Ferghana genre is the most lyrical. Ferghana dance is characterized by intricate wrist circles and undulations of the hands and arms with pliant use of the spine and a shy, yet playful, demeanor. Experience the graceful lyricism of the Ferghana style of Uzbek dance with its delicate gestures and sweet expressiveness.

Variations in Bharata Natyam

  • Lakshmi Amman
  • Interfaith and Prayer Room on Saturday at 11:00AM to 12:00PM

India is fortunate to have several dance manuals from the medieval era. The Natya Shastra is the most famous but translations of the Abhinaya Darpana, Nrityavindos and others can be found in English. These treatises are written for study by both dancers and connoisseurs of dance with copious lists of movements and bodily positions, as well as recommendations and guidance for assessing quality performance. Get ready to try unusual moves, hear fascinating information about the culture of dance in medieval India, and to get a bit more familiarity into the fun of digging into treatises on medieval dance!

Yoga for the Dancer

Clear your mind and stretch your body in this 1 hour class. Lady Adelheidis will lead you through a series of asanas which will help you clear your mind and invigorate your muscles before a practice or performance. Class will be adapted to the level of the students. A simple guided meditation will allow you to focus your 7 chakras. No mat is required, but a small towel for sitting is suggested.

Yoga for the Dancer

Clear your mind and stretch your body in this 1 hour class. Lady Adelheidis will lead you through a series of asanas which will help you clear your mind and invigorate your muscles before a practice or performance. Class will be adapted to the level of the students. A simple guided meditation will allow you to focus your 7 chakras. No mat is required, but a small towel for sitting is suggested.

Yoga for the Dancer

Clear your mind and stretch your body in this 1 hour class. Lady Adelheidis will lead you through a series of asanas which will help you clear your mind and invigorate your muscles before a practice or performance. Class will be adapted to the level of the students. A simple guided meditation will allow you to focus your 7 chakras. No mat is required, but a small towel for sitting is suggested.

Zill, Baby, Zill!

Zill, Baby, Zill!

Unscheduled or Canceled Classes

  • 16th c. Italian
  • Layering Without Panicking!