RE: german dance
>If anyone knows where there will be any good dancingWell Pennsic of course and the Midrealm is know for dancing.
The Midrealm/Northshield will make a dance Laurel at Pennsic
(Etienne). Not sure what else is going on int that area over
the summer, all the big dance events I know of are late fall or
>or has any tips on how to get started with someGerman dance is tough - to my knowledge thare are no widely available sources
>research of my own (mostly about German dance), I would appreciate
of pre-1600 german dance. There is the Nurenburg manuscript but that seems
to be Italian style dances. Alemands are by popular myth thought to be german
in origin but I've never seen this documneted.
So theres a whole area for you to work on! Speaking/reading german will
certianly help. Find even one or two dances and you could be THE expert
in the field ;)
Here is the SCA Dance page with links to lots of stuff, all of which
I have not even explored. http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/dance.html
I will also ask around a bit at Pennsic to see if there is anything
new out there.