Atenveldt A&S, Court Dance Classes, April 3 & 4, Sierra Vista, Az
- When I originally sent this out almost two months ago, my computer had a glitch. It was sent out dated Jan. 04, 1904, unoticed by me, so it probably ended up at the end of your saved emails. Anyway, for those of you who love court dancing, this is a reminder that there is an excellent track of court dances being taught at the Atenveldt Kingdom A&S event, in Sierra Vista, Az, April 3 & 4, 2004. So I am forwarding for your information an email concerning the schedule.
Barbara Krege wrote:
I am forwarding for those of you who love court dancing, an excellent list of classes in Sierra Vista, Az. for the Atenveldt Kingdom A&S event.
Yours in service to the dream,
Lady Barbara, al-Barran, Outlands
(Barbara Krege, krege@...)
As promised, here's the provisional schedule (bearing in mind that I
don't actually know what timeframe they're going to let me work in).
I'm running with the assumption that we're going to start classes
around 9am, with a lunch break at noon. If this changes, I'll make
corrections accordingly (and let y'all know). As a reminder, the
event is the first weekend in April (3-4) in Sierra Vista (Barony-
March of Mons Tonitrus).
9am - Introduction to Western European Dance. A general overview of
what we know about Western European dance. Designed to give the
student an idea of dance styles and forms which may further interest
10am - Beginning 15th Century Italian Dance. An introductory class
to the styles and footwork of 15th century Italian dance. Will
include Amoroso, Petit Vriens and Rostiboli Gioioso. (taught by
11am - Intermediate 15th Century Italian Dance. A continuation of
study from the beginning class. We will look a little more in-depth
at other types of 15th century Italian dance.
1pm - 16th Century French Dance - Arbeau. A look at the dances found
in Arbeau - bransles, pavanes and so on. (taught by Katheline)
2pm - Beginning 16th Century Italian Dance. An introductory class on
the slightly more complex dances of 16th century Italy. The student
will be introduced to some new dance forms and some new steps. We
will be looking primarily at the dances of Fabritio Caroso.
3pm - Intermediate 16th Century Italian Dance. A continuation of the
beginning class, this session will take a look at Cesare Negri,
4pm - The Old Measures. England had dance in the 16th century too!
This class will introduce the student to the series of dances taught
in and around the Inns of Court and other great London institutions
of learning. (taught by Katheline)
9am - Burgundian Bassedanse. The 15th century in Burgundy saw the
emergence of a particularly "logical" form of processional dance.
Students in this class will learn the formula of bassedanse, as well
as how to perform them.
10am - English Country Dance. Grandfathered in, the dances of this
class are first noted in 1651. However, they are among the most
popular dances done in the SCA and include such favorites as Hearts
Ease, Rufty Tufty and Upon a Summer's Day. [NOTE: dances mentioned
here are not necessarily those that have to be taught.]
11am - Dance Reconstruction. You've seen the dances, now come try
your hand and putting them together yourself! A dance from a period
source will be chosen, and class participants will learn the process
of reconstruction by working it out for themselves. If the dance
chosen is from a foreign repertoire, the class shall be provided
English translations to work from.
1pm - Galliards. Galliards were one of the most popular dance styles
of the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth scandalized Europe by dancing
them with Robert Dudley. Her father, Henry VIII, was enamoured of
the style, as it allowed him to show off his machismo (and his
rather shapely legs!). In this class, students will be introduced to
the basics of galliards. It's all improvisation - you can't get it
2pm - Dance Etiquette, Improvisation and Ornamentation. Dance isn't
just about the choreographies. A large part of Western European
dance was improvisational - even in the midst of carefully-
constructed choreographies! In this class, we will have a gander at
the various forms of ornamentation available to a dancer and learn
how to flesh out a dance performance. We will also look at manner
and mannerisms as related to the successful performance of period
dance in a period style. (somehow I'm thinking I'm going to get
stuck with this one, regardless :)
3pm - Dance Class Redux. These two hours will be a walk-in session
where any dance-related questions will, hopefully, be answered. It
is intended that anyone who is interested in dance and/or wishes
further help towards an Estrella entry will use this session to pick
the brains of the attending dance instructors. Participants are not
required to attend for the entire two hours. [NOTE: I am not looking
for instructors for this session. However, I would ask that anyone
teaching appear for this if possible, just to give any student who
does show up a wider range of brains to draw from. :) ]
And there ya go. Let the mad rush to teach classes begin! ;) Oh, and
if I've missed something, or y'all have schedule suggestions, I'd
love to hear those as well. :)
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