Step Spritely 2018 Schedule
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Class Schedule
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TimeRoom A
Carpeted room (left door)
Room B
(next to Sanctuary, right door)
Room C
(Sanctuary) Music Classes
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10:00:00Emma and Martin: Gresley for the Groggy*Daniele & Roselyne: Che Faralla and La Traditora (from Il Papa)Inge: Arranging period music for dance
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11:00:00Guoillauc: Bransles*Jamie: Alta BattistinaMartin: Instrument petting zoo
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12:00:00LUNCHLUNCHLUNCH
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13:00:00Roselyne: Walking dances for Old Bones*Helena: Spritely Galliards*Jamie: Choreography by Committee
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14:00:00Laura & Darius: Beginner dance*Rosina: RovinaMartin: Composition by Committee
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15:00:00BREAKBREAKBREAK
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15:30:00Alina: 16th C. Italian Favorites*Tara: BuffensMusic Practice
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16:30:00Morris Dancing*Gwommy: Ball prep*Marie: Dance Choir Practice
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5:30 AMSet up Supper
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6:00 PMSupper
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7:30:00Pre ball Dancing
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8:00:00Ball opening
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Choral Set
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9:00:00Set 2
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10:00:00Snacks
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10:15:00Set 3
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midnightends (ish)
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* indicates recommended classes if you are a newer dancer
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Class Descriptions
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Emma and Martin: Gresley for the Groggy
We will lead you through our favourte Tudor dances from the Gresley Manuscript, including but not limited to those listed in the evening's ball. This will be a class accessible to everyone.
Daniele and Roselyne: Che Faralla and La Traditora (from Il Papa)
Today we'll be looking at 2 dances from Il Papa, this time with actual
period music!  Probably consider this an intermediate-level class, but
adventurous beginners are welcome.
Inge: Arranging period music for dance
We will look at a standard Playford piece, and go through the process of making an arrangement for four parts, suitable for playing by an impromptu dance band. If time, composing music for dance choreography will be discussed.
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Guoillauc: Wars Without Tears, Bransle Without Fear!
Bransles (pronounced 'brawls') are a French style of dance popular for large groups. Why? They get your blood pumping and your face grinning! Come learn the basic steps (really, really basic), dance 'til you're dizzy, and look smooth and educated when a bransle gets called at the Ball!"
Jamie: Alta Battistina
Alta Battistina is a dance for couples that I choreographed for the White Wolf Fian. It's an Italian dance in the style of Caroso's manuscript from 1581, Il Ballarino. It's an intermediate level dance, but I will do my best to make it accessible to everyone.
Martin: Instrument petting zoo
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Guillaume: Walking dances for Old Bones, Courtiers and Lovers
low impact, dance suitable for all ages and experience levels
We'll deconstruct a few popular 15th and 16th century social dances, identifying ways to perform them in a relaxed way, without stressing the knees, back, memory or physique. This class is also well suited for Courtiers and Lovers who don't want to be out of breath while discussing 'business' or making plans away from curious ears.
Helena: Spritely GalliardsJamie: Choreography by Committee
Have you ever wanted to choreograph a dance? Together we're going to make that happen! Come help us create a brand new dance for the SCA. Music for the dance will be created in the Composition by Committee class.
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Laura & Darius: Beginner Dance
Official Bransle, Sellenger's Round, Gathering Peascods and maybe Jenny Pluck Pears.
Rosina: Rovina
A ballo for 4 dancers newly choreographed by Rosina to Dalza's Piva for two lutes. Limited step work needed, which can be taught, but the dance is moderately complex + fast, so beginners should be fast learners.
Martin: Composition by Committee
After the Choreography by Committee class, we have a brand new dance. Now it needs music. Can a group of random musicians possibly agree on a melody? Let's find out!
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Alina: 16th C. Italian Favorites
This class features Gracca Amorosa and Bizzaria d’Amore. Learn, or refresh your memory of, Gracca Amoroso, one of the most popular cascarde in the Known World, and Bizzaria d’Amore, a whimsical Ealdormere Canon dance for 2 couples. Familiarity with 16th Century Italian steps and figures is helpful, as there are quite a few of them. But if you lack such familiarity, come anyway - it is well worth learning them
Tara: Buffens
Members of Hamilton Broom & Steel will demonstrate ‎Buffens as danced by New World Sword of New York. Tara will then teach the four person dance. Safety 'daggers' and 'shields' provided.
Sciath: Guidonian hand
Guidonian hand, music theory and choral singing for examples.
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Morris DancingGwommy: Ball prep
Don't know a dance on the ball list? Come request a dance which you wish to learn.
Marie: Dance Choir practice
Come practice singing for the choral dances in the evening ball.
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