Northshield Dance Seminar XXI

Schedule & Classes

Schedule:
9:00 AM Site Opens
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Classes
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch Break
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Classes Continue
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner Break*
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Grand Ball
11:30 PM Site Closes

*Dinner will not be served on site. A list of nearby restaurants will be available at the event.


  Paris Firenze London Constantinople
10:00 AM Intro to Bransles Cascarde Favorites: Fiamma d'Amore and Gracca Amorosa 15th Century French Basse Intro to Raks Sharqi (Middle Eastern Dance) & WarmUps
11:00 AM Intro to 16th C Italian Dance Italy: Two Dances, Two Time Periods English Country Progression Dances Debke
12:00 PM Intro to English Country Dance The Joy of Love Galliards: Basics and Variations Romany/Turkish Dance
1:00 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Intro to 15th C Italian Dance Two 16th C Italian Dances English Country in a Square Raks Sharqi (Middle Eastern Dance) Advanced Basics
3:30 PM The Old Measures Three 15th C Italian Dances Dances from the Gresley Manuscript Dances of the Mughal Court (Persian & Kathak)
4:30 PM   Canario: The Macho Dance Intermediate English Country Dance

Introductory Classes

Intro to Bransles - Double, Single, Horses', Montarde, Cassandra, Pinagay, Charlotte, (War & Aridan, time permitting). THL Heregyth Ketilsdottir. Paris 10:00 AM

Intro to 16th C Italian Dance - Ballo del Fiore, Contrapasso in Due, La Castellana. Lady Constanza de Sevilla. Paris 11:00 AM

Intro to English Country Dance - Black Nag, Rufty Tufty, Sellenger's Round, (Jenny Pluck Pears, time permitting). Lord Tosten du Calais. Paris 12:00 PM

Intro to 15th C Italian Dance - Amoroso, Petit Vriens, Rostiboli Gioioso. Lady Madelaine d'Angenne. Paris 2:30 PM

The Old Measures - Come learn the eight dances that began the revels at the Inns of Court for over 100 years! These dances are: Quadran Pavane, Turkelone, The Earl of Essex Measure, Tinternell, The Old Alman, Queen's Alman, Madame Sosilia Alman, Black Alman. Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn. Paris 3:30 PM

Italian Dance

Cascarde Favorites: Fiamma d'Amore and Gracca Amorosa - Come and enjoy two cascarde, playful, lively 16th Century Italian dances, from Caroso's Il Ballarino. Fiamma d'Amore and Gracca Amorosa are two of the more well-known and popular cascarde - so they're both good to know and fun to do. THL Alina of Foxwood. Firenze 10:00 AM

Italy: Two Dances, Two Time Periods - In this class you will learn the 15th C. Italian dance Gelosia, a fun dance with a lot of flirting opportunities and the 16th C. Italian dance Bizzaria D'Amore which is a very lively dance for 4 couples, both dances are commonly danced at SCA balls so come and learn two really fun dances from 2 different periods from Italy! Lady Genevieve Elisabeth Dumas. Firenze 11:00 AM

The Joy of Love - Allegrezza d'Amore is a quick and fun three-person dance from Caroso's Nobiltà di Dame. While this is an intermediate level dance, there will be plenty of time for beginners to get up to speed. Maestro Etienne de Clermont. Firenze 12:00 PM

Two 16th C Italian Dances - Il Bianco Fiore, Maraviglia d'Amore. Some previous experience with the genre is necessary for this class. Lady Antoinette Ananas. Firenze 2:30 PM

Three 15th C Italian Dances - Anello, Marchesana, Vita di Cholino. Lady Daria de Tursten. Firenze 3:30 PM

Canario: The Macho Dance - The Canario is an improvisational dance similar to the Galliard, in which partners take turns showing off for each other. It is distinctive in featuring stamping and and shuffling steps, rather than kicks. This class will introduce the basic structure of the dance, some distinctive steps and simple passages, with sources for more passages. Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa, OL. Firenze 4:30 PM

English Dance

English Country Progression Dances - My Lady Cullen, Saturday Night and Sunday Morne, (Dargasson [cross variation], time permitting). Lady Tsire Tuzevo. London 11:00 AM

English Country in a Square - The class focuses on 17th Century English County Dances for either two or four couples from John Playford's dance manuals. All are welcome. No partner is required but a familiarity with basic English Country can help. We will learn (as time permits) Hearts Ease, Hit and Misse, If All the World Were Paper, and Saint Martins. Master Philip White. London 2:30 PM

Dances from the Gresley Manuscript - English dances from circa 1500. We will learn Esperans and Le Bens Distonys. Le Bens will be a new variation more in keeping with the original instructions. No previous dance experience required. Lady Thea of Jararvellir. London 3:30 PM

Intermediate English Country Dance Chestnut, Glory of the West, Parson's Farewell, Picking of Sticks. Lord Tosten du Calais. London 4:30 PM

French Dance

15th Century French Basse - We will discuss the style and form of French Basse dance as well as learn a few of them. Seonaid inghean Dhomnaill. London 10:00 AM

Galliards: Basics and Variations - The galliard is a lively and energetic dance that was popular throughout Western Europe for a century. It is said that Queen Elizabeth did the galliard as part of her daily exercise regimen. This class will start with the basic cinq pas (five-step) and then go on to other variations, in accordance to the level of the students. Lady Freydis. London 12:00 PM

Middle Eastern Dance

Intro to Raks Sharqi (Middle Eastern Dance) & WarmUps - An introduction to the Egyptian style of Middle Eastern Dance called Raks Sharqi or Danse Orientale. The class will go over the basics of the dance form and also spend time using the movements and other stretches to prepare dancers for a day of dance class. Open Session (any teachers and any students). Constantinople 10:00 AM

DebkeDebke is a line dance of the Ottoman Empire. Steps include stomps, kicks, hops, sways and some other fancy footwork. Perfect for any gathering or hearty event. Nijme. Constantinople 11:00 AM

Romany/Turkish Dance - Dance style of Romani people from Turkey. Learn Romany gestures, Karsilama rhythm, basic footwork, styling details, and more based on time. If time permits some Spanish Zingane skirtwork will also be taught. Sources: Dalia Carella Dunyavi Gypsy videos 1 & 2. Fargo Workshop with Dalia Carella. Elizabeth Artemis Mourat video on Turkish Style dance primarily using the Karsilama rhythm. Sarah Skinner's "I Love Turkish Bellydance" video. Reyhan's Roman Havasi performance on Turkish Television (found on You Tube). And various reading material on Romani Culture. A large, flowing skirt is recommended for the skirtwork portion. Drummers feel free to bring a doumbek/darbukka to learn variations on the Karsilamah rhythm. This class is designed for those who have a basic understanding of middle eastern dance hipwork. For those who don't, a level variation will be made. No zills/sagat are required. To see typical Romani Dress visit: http://zigane.pp.ru/gallery.htm. Lady Rosele of Midewinde. Constantinople 12:00 PM

Raks Sharqi (Middle Eastern Dance) Advanced Basics - Class will teach the Egyptian style of Middle Eastern Dance called Raks Sharqi or Danse Orientale. This class will move a bit faster than the Beginning and Warmup class earlier in the day; however, any level is welcome to attend. The class will progress from the basics of the dance form into movement and combinations. THL Kenya. Constantinople 2:30 PM

Dances of the Mughal Court (Persian & Kathak) - Under the Mughal King’s patronage, dancers from across the Silk Road shared and influenced each others dance forms. In this class, we will explore Persian and North Indian (Kathak) dances, focusing on graceful arm and torso movements with exhilarating spins. Wear clothing with a high degree of shoulder movement. Beneficial for all levels and ages 13+. Duchess Eleanor. Constantinople 3:30 PM


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