- Now that I've absorbed a bit of Keith's knowledge and suggestions... (Thanks, Keith)I'm thinking that my middle aged Lady of the Middle Ages at a courtly feast, could do a casual, (perhaps serene or elegant) couple dance with her 11 year old daughter or her "eligible" niece as a way to train the young one to the experience or expose the eligible one to the court and the court to her availability. We will not have an appropriate male for a partner.Our male is a jester & musician, both older and shorter than the ladies. But he is one heck of an accompanist & friend!Sometime in November will be the feast.What think Ye?Thanks for any and all ideas, both accurate in historic details and those out of the box.with deep reverence and sincerityand a great love of joy & funYMHS Julee'
- Hi there:
> Julee' Merrill Csuri wrote:This is a wonderful alternative. While I know of no reference to
> I'm thinking that my middle aged Lady of the Middle Ages at a courtly
> feast, could do a casual, (perhaps serene or elegant) couple dance with her 11
> year old daughter or her "eligible" niece as a way to train the young one to
> the experience or expose the eligible one to the court and the court to her
mother-daughter type partnering, there are plenty of references to two women
dancing together. There is, for instance, a passage in Castiglione's "Book of
the Courtier" where two of the ladies dance together (at the command of the
Duchess, I think) even though there are men present. Castiglione is discussing
the nature of a Perfect Courtier in the context of what he considers the most
nearly perfect court of the time, so this is clearly considered normal and
Of course you don't train the young ones at events - one hires a dance master
for private lessons.
Keith / Guillaume (dancemaster) S:}>