[SCA-Dance] Choreography for Fickle Ladies?

peregrine.lp at juno.com peregrine.lp at juno.com
Sun Jan 13 19:11:57 EST 2008

Fickle Ladies is in at least one Terpsichore at the Tower booklet. If the
booklet is not available on the net or no one from Cynnabar can help you
I'll transcribe it for the list.


On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 14:52:19 -0500 Jane & Mark Waks <waks at comcast.net>
> Howdy, all. Question: does anyone have the full choreography for the 
> SCA 
> invention Fickle Ladies? It's apparently on this year's Black Rose 
> Ball 
> playlist, and I need to give it a teach-through or two locally 
> before then.
> (Fickle Ladies is distinctive as the most *fragile* dance ever 
> concocted 
> -- if anyone in the set makes a mistake, or hesitates even briefly 
> in 
> the wrong spot, the entire set will quickly collapse beyond any hope 
> of 
> recovery. So if folks are to have any hope of survival on the dance 
> floor, I need to teach it in advance.)
> Anyway, it's been some years since I've done it, and I don't 
> remember it 
> well enough to teach any more, so I'm looking for a writeup. And 
> curiously, the only one I'm finding on the Web is in Finnish:
>         http://tanssi.dy.fi/Fickle_Ladies
> Far as I can tell from Google, the dance is very popular in Finland. 
> Not 
> quite sure how a Bridge invention got out there, but the SCA is 
> mysterious in these ways.
> (And may I just say, I'm fascinated by the above site. Can't read a 
> bloody *word* of it, and Google Translate doesn't support 
> Scandanavian 
> languages, but it appears to be a Finnish wiki of period dance. Very 
> neat.)
> So: anybody have a detailed description?
>                                 -- Justin
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