106Re: [OutlandsDance] Dance Practice schedule
- Jun 25, 2001Arwen and I had a great time June 8-12 at Known World Dance Symposium
III in Carolingia (Boston, MA) - ancient hub of SCA dance.
It was indeed a wonderful time -- bunches of dance geeks all together in
one place. For me, one of the highlights had to be Julia Sutton's class --
learning dance steps and stylings from one of the foremost figures in
Renaissance dance, not just in the SCA, but in the "mundane" world as well
... it was just very cool.
I was also very pleased to discover that canaries aren't nearly as
strenuous as they look, and are in fact a lot of fun. Lots of stomping and
>>>We learned many
new dances and acquired several new resources and insights.
We've even started teaching some of them at dance practice already. Within
two days of our return, we had already taught Amoroso, a 15th century
Italian dance, at our practice. It's a fairly easy dance, but one that can
be lots of fun once you're comfortable enough with the steps to add in the
Last week, Guillaume taught us Gioioso in Tre, a three-person version of
Rostiboli Gioioso, which is another of the 15th c. Italian dances we've
been doing for about a year.
>>>We were blessed with live music for almost everything
(including many of the classes!) and I've learned that we don't have a
monopoly on delightfully evil players.
The musicians were wonderful -- so accomodating, willing to keep on playing
and playing ... It was very cool to have musicians playing for the
classes, because then the teacher could teach a section of a dance, and the
musicians would play it and we'd dance it, then the teacher would go over
the next section ... a person could get really spoiled that way.
I'd be really interested in hearing what other people have been up to,
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