Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


So tomorrow is the Novice Schola being held at MITgaard. I commend it to all y'all (well, to those who are local and in the SCA, anyway).

I'm going to be teaching two hours of Intro to Period Dance classes, which should be a great way to learn your way around the topic, both for those who are genuinely new to SCA dance and those who are simply out of practice and want to know some of what we're currently doing. The two classes are unrelated: you can take either or both of them. (I'm teach mainly French and Italian dances the first hour, and English the second.)

I'm also going to try an experiment, and teach A Survey of Period Games. This is going to be an attempt to run through something like 50 games in 50 minutes. The idea isn't so much to learn how to play these games, as to get the lay of the land. I'm going to try to describe what all the major kinds of games are and what's interesting about each, so that the student can later go look up the ones that look like fun and try them out. (And yes, I'll be providing handouts, so you don't have to scribble frantically to keep up.)

Finally, there will be a Ball after supper. I'm planning on mostly focusing on the slightly-easier dances, and I'll be teaching a bunch of them.

So come have fun. We've got a preposterous number of classes running, so I want to encourage lots of people to come take them...

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