[SCA-Dance] Gaming, reveling and dancing in a castle!

Rachel/Judith judithsca at aol.com
Mon Dec 8 08:05:11 EST 2008

For those living outside of Europe and earning dollars, the dollar is stronger than ever, so now is the time to plan your European vacation/sca event!


Academia della Danza

March 13-15, 2009

The right noble lord Baron of the Ancient lands of Knights
Crossing has declared that his subjects, noble in their demeanour,
should learn the ancient art of dance, that they may better grace his
court with knowledge of this gentler art. To this effect, he has hired
sundry dance masters from lands far and wide to come and provide
instruction. For one weekend, his holding, the Pfälzer Schloss, shall
play host to a school of dance, known in the tongue of more refined
courts as an academia della danza.
In addition to learning, there shall be terpsichorean revels and a ball
as no one has seen in many years, together with gaming and revelry to
sate the most hedonistic amongst us! The lord baron bids one and all to
come and partake!

Site information:Pfälzer Schloss, Pfälzergasse, Gross
Umstadt, Germany. Site opens at 1600 on Friday, March 13, and closes on
Sunday, March 15 at 17:00. Site is wet (which could significantly aid
the rhythmically challenged in the pursuit of happiness...) ; there are
no showers on site. Site is limited to 110.

Classes: Classes will begin at 18:00 on Friday evening.
The last class will finish at 15:00 on Sunday, March 15. There will be
two tracks of classes, to suit all=2
0tastes: a beginner track, and an
intermediate/advanced track.

Ball: There will be a formal ball on Saturday evening
following feast, which will be a reconstruction of a ball chronicled in
Ulm in 1503. After this, there will be a more free-style dance revel
until we can no longer dance! Music will be provided by the one and
only Gaita, a professional ensemble hailing from Edinburgh!

Food:There will be a hearty stew provided Friday
evening, breakfast, lunch and feast on Saturday, and breakfast on
Sunday (with leftovers from feast serving as lunch).

Sleeping arrangements:There is crash space (no bedding)
in the lower hall on site in the castle (which is NOT heated).
Otherwise, Gross Umstadt is a charming little medieval town with
numerous reasonably priced inns (reasonable = 50-90 EUR for a double
room per night), one of which sits directly across the street from the
castle (they do speak English): 

Gasthaus zum Lamm / Hotel Hax 

Georg-August-Zinn-Straße 32 

64823 Groß-Umstadt 

Tel: +49 60 78 - 33 17 

Fax: +49 60 78 - 40 10 

There is a second, significantly smaller B&B also near the
site which is slightly less expensive (and where you can get an even
lower price by not doing breakfast at the B&B): 


Obergasse 11 

64823 Groß-Umstadt 

Telefon: +49 6078/6585 

The site is reachable by public transportation (train and bus) via
Hanau, Frankfurt and Darmstadt Central Stations=2
0(stop: Gross Umstadt,
mitte). The airport of choice is Frankfurt Main International.
Lufthansa is running 89-99 EUR specials from all over Europe to
Frankfurt Main. Hahn Airport is about 200 km from the site, and a 3
hour + ride by public transport. For help with making travel
arrangements, please contact the event steward, Judith.

Cost:Total cost for the weekend will be 27 EUR per
person over 12. Children 7-12 10 EUR for the weekend. Children under 7
are free. There will be a family cap of 60 EUR for the weekend.

Event Steward/Reservationist: 

Judith de Northumbria (Rachel Lorenz) 

Zum Steckengarten 21 

63322 Rödermark, Germany 

tel: +49 (0)6074-211-8045 

email: judithsca -at- aol -dot- com

Reservations:The only real reservation is a paid
reservation (for people within the Euro zone), or failing that, a copy
of confirmed travel arrangements. Deadline for cancellation of
reservations is March 7, 2009. Please transfer the total sum of the
reservation to:

Name of Account Holder: Greg Leonard Oliphant 

Address of Account Holder: Zum Steckengarten 21, 63322 Rödermark, Germany 

Account Number: 0048130231 

Bank Code: 508 526 51 

Bank name: Sparkasse Dieburg 

Purpose of transaction: Academia 

IBAN: DE44 5085 2651 0048 1302 31 

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