Pennsic 36 Dance Classes

This is the list of dance classes being taught at Pennsic 36.

DATE TIME WHERE WHAT FURTHERMORE WHO
Thu 8/2 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Focused Beginner Class: English Measures The dances in this class seem to have formed the basic, common repertoire of English courtly dance in Shakespeare's time. These easy dances are an excellent introduction to early dance in England. Henry of Maldon
Thu 8/2 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion Naughty Courtly Dances Perhaps not up to a high standard of naughtiness, but these huggy and kissy
dances seem to be about as naughty as documented period dances get.
Henry of Maldon
Thu 8/2 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion low, slow, and flirtatious: Gioliva This is a very simple, yet interesting and flirtatious dance for two. Beginners are welcome, but experienced dancers will also enjoy. Judith de Northumbria
Thu 8/2 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Early Progressive English Country Dance This is a sample of the progressive dances that were done decades before Hole in the Wall: Up Tails All, Once I Loved a Maiden Fair, and My Lady Cullen. Henry of Maldon
Thu 8/2 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Beginning European Dance Learn courtesies like asking someone to dance, enough dance terms to take other beginners classes, and get practice stepping to the music. Class repeats with slightly different material, so take it again for even more practice. Lyev Davidovitch
Thu 8/2 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Lombardy Longways: Colonesse Yes, the Italian peninsula enjoyed longways set dances in the 15th c., with hays and all of the fun that an English dance has, and more! Some dance experience recommended, but all steps will be taught. Judith de Northumbria
Thu 8/2 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fifteenth Century Folk Dance: Chirintana, a slightly altered reconstruction This class will cover a widely (and enduringly) popular dance that seems itself to exhibit several of the elements of later longways English Country Dances, namely the high-energy hays in such dances as La Trenchmore. This is an expanded reconstruction with music designed for the dance. For complete beginners as well as experienced dancers. Judith de Northumbria
Fri 8/3 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion 16th C Italian Dance: Caroso for Couples This class will teach two dances from Fabritio Caroso's 1581 dance manual, Il Ballarino. The dances are Contrapasso and Laccio d'Amore. Runolfr Orthlokarr Ulfsson
Fri 8/3 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion Fifteenth Century Foursomes: Legiadra This class will cover a very interesting and flirtatious little tete-a-quatre called Legiadra. Dance experience is recommended, but basic steps will be taught. CD with music will be available for a fee (as yet undetermined). Judith de Northumbria
Fri 8/3 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Lombardy Longways: Pizochara See other class description Judith de Northumbria
Fri 8/3 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Focused Beginner Class: English Country Dance English country dancing for total beginners, or for anyone who would like to know the dances better. This class will cover many typical country dances formations and figures, nd several popular dances. All versions will be taught as reconstructed from _The English Dancing-Master_ by Playford. Henry of Maldon
Fri 8/3 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fun Time with a Dance Laurel Tired of the same dances? Then practice some exercises from Guglielmo (1470). Learn how this Laurel applies them to every dance genre, even English Country. Students should know some Italian 15th century steps. Lyev Davidovitch
Fri 8/3 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Beginning European Dance Learn courtesies like asking someone to dance, enough dance terms to take other beginners classes, and get practice stepping to the music. Class repeats with slightly different material, so take it again for even more practice. Lyev Davidovitch
Fri 8/3 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ball Prep Come and learn how to participate in the Grand Ball at Pennsic! The first part will focus on beginner dances, the second part on more advanced dances. Judith de Northumbria
Fri 8/3 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion Low, slow and flirtatious: Cupido The title says it all. How can one go wrong with a dance entitled Cupid? A short, sweet piece that will afford you plenty of partner contact. All steps will be taught, but dance experience is recommended. Ornamentation and styling briefly discussed. 15th c. Judith de Northumbria
Sat 8/4 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Intermediate English Country Dance All fun dances, and almost all Playford dances, for more experienced dancers: If All the World Were Paper, Newcastle, Picking of Sticks, and Jack Pudding (the latter being a reconciliation of Playford and MS Sloane 3858). Henry of Maldon
Sat 8/4 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Low, Slow and Flirtatious: Filles a Marier This is a simple and repetitive processional danse from the late fifteenth century that is easy to remember and perform, perfect for long longs of dancers who wish to stare longingly into their partner's eyes. Class is suited to both beginners and advanced. All steps will be taught. Fee (as yet undetermined) for CD with music. Judith de Northumbria
Sat 8/4 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fun 15th c. English Dances This class will cover two dances, Lybens Dysonis and Whatsoever ye Will, the latter of which is a completely new reconstruction. Beginners are welcome. Judith de Northumbria
Sat 8/4 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Advanced English Country No one said all English Country had to be easy! Come learn Faine I Would and Saint Martins, two of the more complex dances from Playford. Familiarity with basic English Country steps is recommended. Cai o'r Llyn
Sat 8/4 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Focused Beginner: Branles and Other French Dances These are among the more widely known period dances in the SCA. There are many variations, but this class will focus on the basics according to the main period source: _Orchesographie_ by Arbeau. Henry of Maldon
Sat 8/4 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Absolute Beginner European Dance Learn courtesies like asking someone to dance, enough dance terms to take other beginners classes, and get practice stepping to the music. Class repeats with slightly different material, so take it again for even more practice. Lyev Davidovitch
Sat 8/4 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ball Prep Come and learn how to participate in the Grand Ball at Pennsic! The first hour will focus on beginner dances, the second hour on more advanced dances. Judith de Northumbria
Sn 8/5 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Learning Whirligig We will be learning the English Country Dance "Whirligig," as found in Playford "one." While this is a medium to advanced dance, beginners are welcome! Jody Brighton
Sn 8/5 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion A Dance with Flair: La Fia Guilemina This is a beautiful dance for two that allows a couple to flirt and truly strut their prowess. Dance experience recommended. Fee for CD, as yet undetermined. Judith de Northumbria
Sn 8/5 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fifteenth Century Folk Dance: The Saltarello, Brigomania and the Piva. This class will cover the culture behind and the practice of two of the more popular improvised dance forms of not only Italy, but of Spain and France. Part lecture, part practicum. No choreographies to remember, just pure, simple fun. For beginners as well as experienced dancers. Judith de Northumbria
Sn 8/5 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ballo del Fiore for 2 and 3 people Ballo del Fiore, an easy and flirty 16th century Italian dance for 2 and 3 people. Lynnette
Sn 8/5 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Improvising in 15th c italian dance Beginning with Rostiboli (fioretto), we will discuss how to add improvisations to a solo part of a dance. We will then progress to leading and following, and improvising dances like the saltarello and piva. Magnunnr
Sn 8/5 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Absolute Beginner Dance You want to dance, but have never done it? Then come and learn! All steps will be taught from the very basics up, along with tips on dancing in a social setting! Runolfr Orthlokarr Ulfsson
Sn 8/5 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ball Prep Come and learn how to participate in the Grand Ball at Pennsic! The first hour will focus on beginner dances, the second hour on more advanced dances. Judith de Northumbria
Sn 8/5 6:00 PM Dance Pavilion Making a classical costume for the Ball This class will help you to make an authentic, basic, yet cool classical costume to don at the Pennsic ball. Bring 3-6 yards (depending on width) of some fabric, needle and thread. Judith de Northumbria
Mon 8/6 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Introduction to Cascarde This class will cover the basic steps of 16th Century Italian dance, and teach two simple dances. Good for beginners, or more experienced dancers interested in focusing on stepwork and learning new dances. Clara Beaumont
Mon 8/6 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion 16th C Italian Dance: Caroso for Couples This class will teach two dances from Fabritio Caroso's 1581 dance manual, Il Ballarino. The dances are Contrapasso and Laccio d'Amore. Runolfr Orthlokarr Ulfsson
Mon 8/6 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Gagliarda di Espagna Come learn this challenging newly reconstructed dance from Caroso's Il Ballarino. Suitable for intermediate to advanced dancers--the basic 16th century dance steps will not be taught. Katherine Mercer
Mon 8/6 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Outrageously Italian: Furioso All'Italiana This class will focus on the dance Furioso All'Italiana from Nobilita di Dame by Fabritio Caroso. Although there are a couple of Furiosi out there, this is one of the easier ones and is fun to dance. Vyncent atte Wodegate
Mon 8/6 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Blue Feather Ball Prep Class Learn dances in preparation for the Blue Feather Ball. Designed for beginners - no experience needed. Those who are experienced are more than welcome. The plan is to have fun and to make it easier for you to dance during the ball. Philip the White
Mon 8/6 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Absolute Beginner Dance See other absolute beginner description Pennsic Dance Staff
Mon 8/6 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Beginning English Country Dance This class is geared towards the individual. Learn the basic elements of English Country Dance, according to Playford, then name the dances you'd like to learn or practice. And, of course, you can always join us to just dance for fun. Saltatoris Dance Guild
Mon 8/6 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ball Prep See other ball prep description Pennsic Dance Staff
Tue 8/7 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Focused Beginner: Galliards Galliards were the aerobic workout of the 16th c. Come and learn how to do this fun, energetic dance style! For total galliard beginners. Katherine Mercer
Tue 8/7 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion Low, slow and flirtatious: Lauro (a Pennsic Ball Dance) The title says it all. Come learn this gem of a dance composed by none other than Lorenzo de۪ Medici, il Magnifico. A perfect way to hone your dancing skills for the Pennsic Ball. For beginners as well as experienced dancers; all steps will be taught, and ornamentation and styling briefly discussed. 15th c. Judith de Northumbria
Tue 8/7 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fifteenth Century Folk Dance: Chirintana, a slightly altered reconstruction This class will cover a widely (and enduringly) popular dance that seems itself to exhibit several of the elements of later longways English Country Dances, namely the high-energy hays in such dances as La Trenchmore. This is an expanded reconstruction with music designed for the dance. For complete beginners as well as experienced dancers. Judith de Northumbria
Tue 8/7 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Two Basse Danses: Danse de Cleves (a ball dance) and Francoise Nouvelle We will learn two fun and entertaining Basse Dances, Danse de Cleves and Francoise Nouvelle. Vyncent atte Wodegate
Tue 8/7 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Rostiboli - Dance of the Italian Court Learn the steps, nuances, and history of this complex and oft flirtatious Balli dance popular during the latter half of the 15th century. Eldjarn the Thoughtful
Tue 8/7 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Dance for Absolute Beginners This class is intended for just about anyone capable of walking (or a reasonable facsimile thereof). Begin learning how to be a dancer, and how to learn dances, with a basic overview of the period sources and repertoire. Henry of Maldon
Tue 8/7 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Ball Prep See other ball prep description Pennsic Dance Staff
Tue 8/7 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion Blue Feather Ball Prep Class Learn dances in preparation for the Blue Feather Ball. Designed for beginners - no experience needed. Those who are experienced are more than welcome. The plan is to have fun and to make it easier for you to dance during the ball. Philip the White
Wed 8/8 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Rostiboli - Dance of the Italian Court Learn the steps, nuances, and history of this complex and oft flirtatious Balli dance popular during the latter half of the 15th century. Eldjarn the Thoughtful
Wed 8/8 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion Fun 15th centry Italian Come learn fun and flirty Italian dances from the 15th century! Dances taught will include dances from the balls. Isabel D' Triana
Wed 8/8 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Balli for Three 15th Century Italian Dances for three people - perfect for smaller and odd numbers at practice. Beginners welcome but experience will help. We will learn Belfiore, Vita di Cholino, and Voltati in Ca Rosina. Expect to learn fun, quirky dances. Philip the White
Wed 8/8 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fun Time with a Dance Laurel Tired of the same dances? Then practice some exercises from Guglielmo (1470). Learn how this Laurel applies them to every dance genre, even English Country. Students should know some Italian 15th century steps. Lyev Davidovitch
Wed 8/8 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Advanced English Country Dance Learn (or just practice) Whirlygig, Parson's Farewell, Old Mole, and Glory of the West. Saltatoris Dance Guild
Wed 8/8 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Lombardy Longways: Colonesse Yes, the Italian peninsula enjoyed longways set dances in the 15th c., with hays and all of the fun that an English dance has, and more! Some dance experience recommended, but all steps will be taught. Judith de Northumbria
Wed 8/8 5:00 PM Dance Pavilion A Ball from 1503: An Experiment in Recreation This class will attempt to recreate a ball format from Ulm as described in 1503 by the chancellor of the Archduke of Austria. No dances will be taught; participants should already know a fair number of dances from the 15th and 16th centuries. Auditors and Spectators are welcome. Primary source material will be discussed. Judith de Northumbria
Thu 8/9 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Barriera One of Caroso's best, Barriera is a fun 2-person medium-complexity Italian dance that's great for performance, with the dancers representing a joust. This class will teach both steps and choreography: no experience with Italian dance is needed. Justin du Coeur
Thu 8/9 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion I-talians for the English Italian dances taught in simple English terms. Beginners welcome. Jane Milford
Thu 8/9 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion Fifteenth Century Foursomes: Legiadra This class will cover a very interesting and flirtatious little tete-a-quatre called Legiadra. Dance experience is recommended, but basic steps will be taught. CD with music will be available for a fee (as yet undetermined). Judith de Northumbria
Thu 8/9 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion Low, Slow and Flirtatious: Gioliva This is a very simple, yet interesting and flirtatious dance for two. Beginners are welcome, but experienced dancers will also enjoy. Judith de Northumbria
Thu 8/9 2:00 PM Dance Pavilion Introduction to Cascarde This class will cover the basic steps of 16th Century Italian dance, and teach two simple dances. Good for beginners, or more experienced dancers interested in focusing on stepwork and learning new dances. Clara Beaumont
Thu 8/9 3:00 PM Dance Pavilion Focused Beginner: 15th c. Italian This class will cover the basics of 15th c. Italian dance, an extremely flirtatious, yet not overly complicated style of dance. For people with no prior Italian dance experience. Basics will be taught. Lynnette
Thu 8/9 4:00 PM Dance Pavilion Lombardy Longways: Pizochara Yes, the Italian peninsula enjoyed longways set dances in the 15th c., with hays and all of the fun that an English dance has, and more! Some dance experience recommended, but all steps will be taught. Judith de Northumbria
Fri 8/10 10:00 AM Dance Pavilion Period Playford Dances Description- Playford's first book was published in 1651. But, did you know that dances from the English Dancing Master and many books afterwards were done in period? Come for the discussion; leave with extra knowledge. Handouts available for first 30 students only. Jane Milford
Fri 8/10 11:00 AM Dance Pavilion Dolce Amoroso Foco: Sweet Flame of Love (16c Italian) The "Sweet Flame of Love"! A dazzling men's solo, elegant women's solo, and the excitement of a handed hay. Don't miss this chance to touch hands with your partner--twice! A dance for six, from Fabritio Caroso's Il Ballarino (1581). Renee of the Mists
Fri 8/10 12:00 PM Dance Pavilion 16th C Italian Dance: Caroso for Couples This class will teach two dances from Fabritio Caroso's 1581 dance manual, Il Ballarino. The dances are Contrapasso and Laccio d'Amore. Runolfr Orthlokarr Ulfsson
Fri 8/10 1:00 PM Dance Pavilion French Galliard Steps and Techniques I hope to teach fairly advanced stuff in this class, but if the students who show up are beginners then I will teach galliard technique from the ground up (pun intended). Henry of Maldon


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