Everything you ever wanted to know about
The Pennsic 44 School of (European) Dance
and then some.
Moving forward... The Pennsic School of European Dance invites you to join us as we both move forward into the future of dance and celebrate the history of where we've been.
Our many staff and faculty present unto you numerous classes and activities that celebrate all stages of our dance journey and yours.
May you find joy in every step!
THL Margherita Battistina, Dean of the Pennsic School of Dance
- Dean of the Pennsic School of Dance: THL Margherita Battistina (Margaret Roe)
- Deputy to the Dean: Dutchess Thyra Eiriksdottir
- Deputy Dance Floor Coordinator: Baroness Serafina Alamanni
- Daily Dance Pavilion Coordinators/Stewards: Lord James Blackcloak, Lord Maurin Lessault
- Schedule Coordinator: Lord Wilhem of Northpass
- Youth Dance Coordinator: Lady Jane Milford
- Deputy Youth Dance Coordinator:THL Darius the Dancer
- Music Coordinator: Lord Aaron Drummond
- Deputy Music Coordinator: Lady Meg Raynsford
- Web Minister: Master Gregory Blount
- Publicity Team: Master Lorenzo Petrucci, Lady Lorita de Siena, Lady Ginevra Boscoli, THL Gianna Vettori
- Minister of Dance Mischief & Merriment: Mistress Felice Debbage
Revels & Other European Dance Activities
This year, the Pennsic School of European Dance will be offering more than ten dance revels and other activities!
- Tues 7/28 – Sat 8/1, 9PM - Open Dancing
Join us each evening for dancing by request!
- Sat 8/1, 9AM-11AM - Children's Ball hosted by THL Darius the Dancer
Dance and be merry! This is the perfect ball for children, beginners, and experts wanting to have fun. Dances will have just enough instruction to keep everyone on the right foot. All youth in attendance require a responsible adult to be present.
- Sun 8/2, 4PM–5PM Staff & Faculty Social hosted by THL Margherita Battistina
Come meet the staff and faculty who make the School of European Dance happen!
- Sun 8/2, 8PM in the Great Hall - Beginner’s Ball hosted by THL James Blackcloak
Not a dancer? Or have two left feet? This is the ball for you! The Beginners' Ball teaches every dance. No partner needed!
- Mon 8/3, 9PM - Southern Elegance hosted by Baroness Serafina Alamanni
The Italians, bastions of style, set the fashions of centuries of dance. Come delight in the elegance of Italian-inspired dance.
- Tues 8/4, 9PM - Northern Revelry hosted by Mistress Felice Debbage
From Branles to Country Dance, Northern Europe made dance light and fun! Revel in dances English and French.
- Wed 8/5, 3PM–5PM in Casa Bardicci - Dancing at the Villa: A 15th Century Ball
Join us for a 15th Century Italian Ball at Casa Bardicci. Don't miss this opportunity to dance in the villa by the lake!
- Wed 8/5, 9PM - Fête of Fortune hosted by Master Lorenzo Petrucci
Surrender yourself to the Fates on this night of madness! Spin the Wheel of Dance and learn what excitement the evening will hold for you.
Followed by Open Dancing.
- Thu 8/6, Noon – 2PM - English Ball hosted by Lady Mirabella Walmsley
English dances, mostly from Playford but also some Inns of Court and Gresley. All will have been taught previously but each will be reviewed beforehand.
- Thu 8/6, 9PM - The Dean’s Favorites hosted by THL Margherita Battistina
Come help the newest laurel of dance celebrate with a few of her favorite dances.
- Don't forget the Flash Mob, run by Mistress Felice Debbage. Come to the Flash Mob prep class on Monday, 8/3 at 10AM.
Pennsic attracts many of the finest musicians in the Known World, to whom we dancers are ever grateful!
Lord Aaron Drummond and Lady Meg Raynsford will be managing the Dance Pavilion’s sheet music (the Pennsic Pile) and the wondrous musical personnel.
There will be many opportunities for musicians to play this year.
If you would like more information about these opportunities, please email our Music Coordinators at email@example.com.
The Pennsic Pile for this year will be completed mid-June; until then, if you'd like to practice the music,
please see last year's Pennsic Pile.
Updates and announcements about this year's Pennsic School of European Dance are being posted to
our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PennsicDance) as well as by email.
If you would like to receive email updates, please send an email request to the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the archive of previous Pennsic dance info.
Check out the archive of documents related to Dance
at Pennsic. Not ISO-9001 compliant, but close enough for the SCA.
Webbed by Gianna and Lorenzo, and hosted by Gregory Blount of Isenfir (Greg Lindahl)