[SCA-Dance] Re: Bear Dance

Joanna and Murray joannaandmurray at homemail.com.au
Tue May 15 05:02:26 EDT 2007

That would be the misbegotten hybrid of branle steps and line dancing, 
sometimes claimed to be invented within the SCA.
I first ran into it at a folk-festival in 1990, but it may possibly be dated 
a decade or more before that.


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Subject: Re: [SCA-Dance] Re: Bear Dance

> On Tue, 15 May 2007, Lulu Hill <gummy1nz at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
>> Hi can anyone tell me if they know the origins of a
>> dance that is done in New Zealand SCA and reinactment
>> circles called the Bear Dance.
> Can you provide any details on this dance?
>> Could this be linked to Empress Theodora???
> I am deeply afraid of any dance that can be linked to
> Empress "The Swan May, and for the right price The Swan Will" Theodora.
>> or am I making an extraordinary large jump!!!!!!
> I suspect so -- do we know the details of the steps of any dance
> before the 15th C?
> Danihel de Lincolino
> -- 
> Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com
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