Class Schedule for Northshield Dance Seminar 23


TimePlayford RoomCaroso RoomGresley Room
10:00 – 10:50Intro to English Country DanceDon’t Fear the Galliard!Middle Eastern Dance – Beginner Basics
11:00 – 12:30SCA Historical DancesCascarda FavoritesMiddle Eastern Dance – Next Step: Combos
12:30 – 1:30Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:20Beginner’s Sampler PlatterThree-Couple English Country DancesMiddle Eastern Dance – Facial Expressions & Accents
2:30 – 3:20Two-Couple English Country DancesIntermediate Italian Dances for TriosBizzaria d’Amour
3:30 – 4:20Processional Dances1st Edition Playford Dances Rarely Seen in NorthshieldBeginner Dances
4:30 – 5:20Contrapasso in DuePanel – Dance EtiquetteGresley Manuscript Dances
6:00 – 8:30Grand Ball

Class Descriptions

1st Edition Playford Dances Rarely Seen in the SCATHL Freydis in tryggva SigurdardottirEasy to intermediate dances we don’t see very often in Northshield. May include Goddesses, Dargason, Glory of the West, or Argeers (simple steps, dodgy pattern) depending on number of participants
Beginner DancesTHL Tarien DaneAn introduction to La Regina, Petit Vriens, Montard Bransle, Official Bransle, & Jenny Pluck Pears
Beginner’s Sampler PlatterSignora Beatrice Domenici della CampanaAn introduction to some dances for beginners, including: Carolingian Pavanne, Black Alman, Official Bransle, & Spangoletta
Bizzaria d’AmoreTHL Tarien DaneA 16th-century Italian dance for four from Negri’s book Le Gratie d’Amore.
Cascarda Favorites: Gracca Amorosa and Bella GioiosaMistress Alina of FoxwoodCaroso’s Cascarde are delightfully fun and lively 16th Century Italian dances. This class features Gracca Amorosa and Bella Gioiosa. Learn, or refresh your memory of, Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular cascarde in the Known World. Bella Gioiosa is more fun than you can shake a stick at with its playful jousting figure and, incidentally, my favorite SCA dance – come find out why! Familiarity with 16th Century Italian steps and figures is helpful, as there are quite a few of them (but it’s worth the learning of them).
Contrapasso in DueTHL Dafydd ArthAn easy-to-learn 16th-century Italian dance for two.
Don’t fear the Galliard!THL Freydis in tryggva SigurdardottirThe steps for this lively 16th century dance aren’t that hard (and it’s great exercise too). Class level will be geared to participants’ experience. Basic cinque pas and bell steps, as well as marque pied/talon, pied croise, or some eleven step work if time.
Gresley Manuscript DancesDomina Isabella Beatrice della Rosa called “Belle”We will be dancing 5 dances from the Gresley Manuscript. No experience necessary
Intermediate Italian Dances for TriosTHL Dafydd Arth15th-Century Italian dances for three, including Spero and Vita di Cholino
Intro to English Country DanceBaron Tosten du CalaisThe basic steps of English Country Dance, with opportunity to practice those steps in Sellenger’s Round, Black Nag, and/or other dances, depending on the number of dancers
Middle Eastern Dance – Beginner BasicsLady Asabella of Caer Anterth MawrAn introduction to the core concepts of Middle Eastern dance including muscle isolation, layering, and simple moves that you can do around a campfire. For non-beginners this is a chance to go back to the basics and brush up your skills!
Middle Eastern Dance – Facial Expressions and AccentsLady Asabella of Caer Anterth MawrUsing facial expressions and accents to enhance your performance. Dancing is more fun when you communicate with your audience, partner, or whoever you are dancing with. A look is worth a thousand words. Dancers of all styles can benefit from this class.
Middle Eastern Dance – Building CombosLady Asabella of Caer Anterth MawrUsing the beginner basics to build combinations of moves to create a performance or to do around the campfire. A few simple moves put together can create a different dance each time. Fun and interactive!
Panel – Dance EtiquetteTHL Freydis in tryggva Sigurdardottir
Baron Tosten du Calais
An informal panel discussion about various elements of dance etiquette in the SCA, including how to ask someone to dance, how/when to lift, hygiene tips, and more. Feel free to share your own experiences.
Processional DancesLord Hakon HrafnssonThree easy dances from the Inns of Court that work well as processionals to begin court or dance demos. Dances include Earl of Essex Measure, Lorayne Alman, and Queen’s Alman
SCA Historical DancesViscountess Elashava Bas RivaA look at some not-quite-period dances that were very popular through the history of the SCA, including Hole in the Wall, Female Saylor, and Korobushka.
Three-Couple English Country DancesBaroness Anpliça FioreThree dances from Playford for three couples: Black Nag, Picking of Sticks, Chestnut
Two-Couple English Country DancesTHL Eiric RycardDances may include: Hearts Ease, Rufty Tufty, Hit and Miss, Le Bens Distonys (Lebeus Disineus), Cuckolds All A Row