A Summary of Dancing at Pennsic 28

Pennsic XXVIII Masked Ball Dance List

Quadran Pavane / Tinternell (suite) (IoC)
Lauro (15cI)
Gelosiz (15cI)
Montarde (Arbeau)
Carmans' Whistle (15c) [typo]
Horses' Branle (Arbeau)
Parsons Farewell (ECD)
Gathering Peascods (ECD)

Branle Suite (Double, Single, Gay, Burgundian)
Galliard (16c)
Anello (15cI)
Jenny Pluck Pears (ECD)
Bizzaria d'Amore (16cI)
Cecilia Alman (IoC)
Picking of Sticks (ECD)
Petit Riense (15cI)

Carolingian Pavane (or improvise) (Arbeau)
Galliard (16c)
Rostiboli Gioioso (15cI)
Fine Companion (ECD)
New Boe Peep (ECD)
Mixed Branle Suite (Cassandra, Pinagay, Charlotte,
War, Aridan) (Arbeau)
Ballo del Fiore (16c)
Hearts Ease/Rufty Tufty (suite) (ECD)

Black Alman (IoC)
Bease Branle/Washerwomen's Branle (suite) (Arbeau)
Amoroso (15cI)
Half Hannikin (ECD)
Lo Spagnoletto (16c)
Il Piantone (16c) [now called Pinwheel Game]
Official's Branle (Arbeau)
Mundesse (ECD)
Black Nag (ECD)

If I recall correctly, this was the year that Henry of Maldon and Gregory Blount ran the Ball together. The Bransle suites were cut down to one bransle each? And the ball ran way over.


[ Thank you to Stefan of Cambion for finding a copy of this class-list. ]

Beginners' Irish Dance
Teine ni Sheaghdha
Sun 15 4pm, Mon 16 4pm, Tue 17 4pm

Basic Irish dance steps and timing, as well as several group/progressive dances. Includes history and other types of Irish dance. While class is generally progressive, you are welcome at any session...

Contrapasso: A 16th-Century Italian Dance
Geoffrey Mathias
Sun 15 5pm

Contrapasso (Da Farsi In Ruota) is a simple 16th-century Italian dance from Caroso's Nobilta de Dame. You will learn the dance and the few steps needed for it. It is an easy introduction to the world of 16th-century Italian dance.

Dance Practice for the Ball: English Dances
Henry of Maldon
Tue 17 1pm

Get ready for the Ball by practicing some of the English dances that will be danced tonight.

Dance Practice for the Ball: French and Italian Dances
Henry of Maldon
Tue 17 3pm

Get ready for the Ball by practicing some of the French and Italian dances that will be danced tonight.

Dancemasters' Cabal
Wed 18 2pm

Not a class in the usual sense, but an invitation for anyone teaching historic dance to trade advice and experiences. Which techniques work well? Which don't? What are your favorite sources or recordings for dances? What are good sources for reconstruction....

Dances from Il Papa
Maria Elisabetta Gozaga
Mon 16 10:30am

The il Papa manuscript contains 15 Italian balli from the early 16th century by three different choreographers. This class covers a few of those dances plus a discussion of the reconstruction, if time permits. A familiarity with both 15th- and 16th-c

Dances of Romeo and Juliet
Rosina del Bosco Chiaro
Tue 17 11am

An intensive introductory class on 15th-century Italian dance. Includes the basic steps and figures as well a about four balli, possibly including Rostiboli, Jupiter, Pizocara and Amoroso.

Early Italian Dance, Repertoire
Rosina del Bosco Chiaro
Wed 18 11am

For dancers familiar with early Italian dance. Should know how to do the basic 15th-century steps (sempio, doppio, ripresa, piva, saltarello, etc.) Dances to be taught will be determined at the time of the class depending on the wishes of the students...

Galliards: La Volta
Gregory Blount
Fri 13 11am, Tue 17 10am, Fri 20 10am

La Volta is an extremely salacious galliard variation for couples, much more titillating than the turning/lifting dances in the movies "Elizabeth" and "Shakespeare in Love". In addition to La Volta, we will practice galliards in general.

Galliards: Steps
Gregory Blount
Wed 11 11am, Sat 14 11am, Wed 18 9am

An hour of practice of the galliard, an athletic 16th-century dance form. Queen Elizabeth danced them every morning, and so should you! This class will be beginner-friendly, as well as covering intermediate steps.

Galliards: Tassel Kicks
Gregory Blount
Tue 12 11am, Sun 15 10am, Thu 19 2pm

Out of the hundreds of galliard variations written down in 16th-century dance manuals, some of the most interesting are the tassel kicks. Be a hit at your next dance party! Kick higher than all your rivals! In addition to tassel kicks, we will also practice galliards in general.

Heys are not for Horses
Alina Foxwood
Fri 20 9am

English Country dances from Playford, first edition, that feature a "hey" as the central figure, including Grimstock, Whirlygig, and Picking Up Sticks.

Introduction to Dance
Juliana di Luna
Wed 11 noon, Thu 12 noon, Fri 13 2pm, Sat 14 noon, Mon 16 9am

Intended for new dancers. A new set of dances, including English country dance, bransles, and others will be taught at each session.

Italian Renaissance Dance for Dummies
Rosina del Bosco Chiaro
Sun 15 11am

Some of the easier and more popular Italian Renaissance dances but with the figures simplified and footwork minimized in order to allow beginners to participate with more experienced dancers. Probable dances: Petit Vriens, Anello, Gelosia, Ballo del Fiore.

Naughty English Dances
Henry of Maldon
Sun 15 1pm

Find out why the "dancing English" were also called the "kissing English". This class might please stuffy purists but not stuffy Puritans.

Parson's Farewell
Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Tue 17 2pm

An advanced English country dance. Co-taught with Maximilian der Zauberer

Reconstructing Dances from Caroso 101
Isabel D Triana
Mon 16 5pm

Co-taught with Gregory Blount. Go through the process of reconstructing dances from Fabrito Caroso's 16th-century dance manual "Il Ballarino." We'll take dances from the written page through to dancing them. If you've ever wanted to try reconstructing...

Teaching Dance in the SCA
Henry of Maldon
Fri 20 10am

if you ever wondered how to plan a curriculum or break down a step-sequence, here are some ideas that could help you become a more effective dance teacher.

The Bouffens
Ansfrid vander Muelne
Mon 16 noon

Described in Arbeau, the Bouffens features 4 people holding a sword and dancing together with choreographed sword strokes.

The French Galliard
Henry of Maldon
Mon 16 2pm

The galliard was one of the most popular dances of all time. It was to the 16th centry as the polka was to the 19th or swing dancing to the 20th. Covers technique and figures. Also includes low-impact exercises for practicing dancing on hard floors.

The Old Measures
Henry of Maldon
Wed 18 10am

Dancers that were done at the Solumn Revels in the Age of Shakespeare. The measures are fairly simple and stately, and should be learned by anyone who wants to understand Renaissance dancing.

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