Class Schedule

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Classes by Time

9:00 AM: Dance Improvisation

10:00 AM

Beginner: Lady Magdalena Vogelsang - Intro to 15th C Italian
English Country: Alexander of Mistig Waetru - How to dance ECD (the fun way!)
Italian: Alina of Foxwood - Fun with Drama
Miscellaneous: THL Daniele da Padola - Dances from Il Papa

11:00 AM

Beginner: Ranthulfr - Beginning English
English Country: Daniel de Lincoln - Intermediate English Country Dance
Italian: THL Dafydd Arth - Italian Trios
Miscellaneous: Alphia Biraz-pars - Spanish Pavan
Kids: Sir Midair MacCormaic - Teach Midair a Thing or Two

12:00 PM: LUNCH

1:00 PM

Beginner: Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel, OP - Selected Penta Pentamere dances
English Country: THL Dafydd Arth - Sailing and Stargazing
Italian: Messer Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Not so Atrocity
Miscellaneous: Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llangollen - Dancing with Disabilities
Middle Eastern: Signore Tommaso Franceschi - Middle Eastern Frame Drumming

2:00 PM

Beginner: Mistress Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa - Bransle Suite!
English Country:  Alexander of Mistig Waetru - Whirligig and Newcastle
Italian: Alina of Foxwood - Best of Negri, or I Can’t Believe it’s not Cascarde!
Miscellaneous: Daniel de Lincoln - Popular Gresley
Middle Eastern: Baroness Simone Marie Genevieve Fornneau - Middle Eastern Dance Basics

3:00 PM

Beginner: Ranthulfr - Beginning ECD Favorites
English Country: THL Dafydd Arth - Puzzling Good Luck Charms
Italian: Alpha Biraz-pars - Introduction to Cascarde
Miscellaneous: Messer Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Atrocities 2020
Middle Eastern: Baroness Simone Marie Genevieve Fornneau - Middle Eastern Free Dance

Classes by Track

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Midair MacCormaic – Dance Improvisation

When you don't know the steps of the dance, what can you do? Improvise? We'll detail basics steps, listening to the music, and how to lead/follow.

Beginner track

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Lady Magdalena Vogelsang - Beginning 15th Century Italian Dances
Petit Vriens, Anello, Rostiboli Gioioso, Gelosia

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Ranthulfr - Beginning English
Black Alman, Black Nag, John Tallow's Canon 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel, Master of the Pelican - Selected Dances from the Penta Pentamere CDs
Contrapasso from the Chigi manuscripts will be the first dance.  After that we will choose easier dances from the Penta Pentamere CDs. Other dances may include Petite Rose, Montarde Bransle, Dargason, and others, as time permits

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Mistress Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa  – The Bransle Suite!
Cassandra, Pinagay, Charlotte, Aridan, and War. 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ranthulfr - Beginning English Country favorites
Ruft Tufty, Heart's Ease, Gathering Peascods, Jenny Pluck Pears

Intermediate English Track

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Alexander of Mistig WaetruHow to dance ECD (the fun way!)  Renaissance England was not exactly known for Victorian fastidiousness. (Have you read Shakespeare?) In this class we'll let our hair down, and let some laughter into our dance. Prior knowledge of ECD is not required. Be prepared to step (or leap) out of your comfort zone.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Daniel de Lincoln - Intermediate English Country Dance
If All the World Were Paper, Old Mole, and Lull Me Beyond Thee are moderately complicated without being bizarre 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: The Honorable Lord Dafydd Arth - Sailing and Stargazing (Dafydd's Dizzy Dances for 3 couples)
Two original choreographies in style of 3-couple ECDs.  Set sail with Burley Mariners, which is a brisk, lively ECD with a couples hey and a fun zig-zag progression figure.  Then spend some time spinning through half-stars and soaking up some adoration as Lord Sun and Lady Moon.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Alexander of Mistig Waetru - Whirligig and Newcastle

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Honorable Lord Dafydd Arth - Puzzling Good Luck Charms (Dafydd's Dizzy Dances for 4 couples)
Two dizzy-making original choreographies in the style of 4-couple ECDs.  Shannon's Shamrock is a cousin of dances like Hyde Park, Posties, or Newcastle, with an Irish twist.  Puzzle Box includes back-and-forth set transformations and ends with the crowd-pleasing 'Death Spiral'.  

Intermediate Italian Track

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Alina of Foxwood – Fun with Drama
Caroso Dances that make it easy to play up the drama. Chase your partner in Pungente Dardo and joust with both partners in Bella Gioiosa.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: The Honorable Lord Dafydd Arth - Italian Trios
Two 15th century Italian dances for three dancers:  Vita di Cholino and Spero.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Messer Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Not So Atrocity
When you're nice to Sion's little sister, he makes you a dance, in this case a nice late 16th century Italian style dance honoring Baroness Mistress Adelicia Gilwell of Ansteorra. And if you don't know what a groppo is, boy are you in for a good time.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Alina of Foxwood – Best of Negri or I Can’t Believe it’s not Cascarde!
Bizzaria d’Amore and Lo Spagnoletto

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Alphia Biraz-pars - Introduction to Cascarde
Two 16th century Italian dances: Fedelta and Gracca Amorosa.  

Miscellaneous Track

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: THL Daniele da Padola & Lady Roselyne de l'Estrangere (OL) - Dances from Il Papa   Fun dances from a transition repertoire, between the better-known 15th and 16th c. masters, with perceptible links to both. Che Faralla fits well to an actual period song of the same name. Experience with Italian dance is an asset, but adventurous beginners are welcome!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Alphia Biraz-pars - Spanish Pavan
Reconstruction of the Spanish Pavan from Arbeau’s Orchesography – steps and styling. 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llangollen - Dancing with Disabilities
Learn to dance with someone who has a disability or if you have a disability.  Practical advice, tips and techniques. I will have canes and walkers to use.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Daniel de Lincoln - Popular Gresley
Just what it says.  Armyn (Ealdormere), Ly bens (Gaita), Grene Gynger (E), Orynge (G), Rawty (E)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Messer Siôn Andreas o Wynedd - Dance Atrocities 2020
This year Sion has a new brand atrocity, Fee Ra Huri, and one so old you've probably never seen it, the Bransle Michelaine. Put on your bouncing shoes and come join in.

Kids & Middle Eastern

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sir Midair MacCormaic - Teach Midair a Thing or Two
An entry level youth dance class that will introduce them to dances they will see at the ball. Ages eight and up is suggested. If you have a younger child you think would be able to follow along and listen to directions they are welcome to join.
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Signore Tommaso Franceschi - Middle Eastern Frame Drumming 101 
Frame drums are built and played everywhere/when we study. In this class we introduce some of the more common varieties of hand drums and introduce their fundamental techniques. Some discussion of stick-played drums is included, but this is not the emphasis. Bodhrans are allowed but not recommended. A limited number of loaner drums will be available.
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Baroness Simone Marie Genevieve Fornneau - Middle Eastern Dance Basics 
Open to all levels of experience for lords and ladies of all ages. Review of the basic Arabic dance elements with a focus of moving with the music
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Baroness Simone Marie Genevieve Fornneau - Middle Eastern Free Dance 
All are welcome to stop in for an hour of open dancing.