[SCA-Dance] Dancing in a 15th c. castle, again!

judithsca at aol.com judithsca at aol.com
Fri Jun 13 07:25:49 EDT 2008

??? I am hereby announcing that the next Academia della Danza, to be held in the 15th c. Pfaelzer Schloss, will take place from March 15th to March 13th.? Mark your calendars now for another magical, fire-lit weekend in another time.


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 Pfaelzer 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.  The lord baron bids one and all to come and


Site information: Pfaelzer Schloss, Pfaelzergasse, Gross Umstadt, Germany.

Site opens at 1500 on Friday, March 13, and closes on Sunday, March 15 at
1500 (we must be cleaned up and out of the Hall by this point).  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 19:00.  The last class will finish at 1300 on
Sunday, March 15.  There will be two tracks of classes, to suit all tastes:
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 an open revel; dancers may then "pay" the musicians for their dances of choice with eggs
(to be purchased on site, all proceeds go directly to the musicians).


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 two halls
on site in the castle (one of which is not heated), but you must have your
bedding packed up and stored away out of sight during the day as these are
the same two halls in which we will be dancing.  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, the Hotel Hax.


Cost: Total cost for the weekend will be 30 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.

Travel: For those who are travelling from afar, crash space can be arranged in the
days before and after the event--- turn it in to a central European
vacation!  The nearest airport is Frankfurt International (not frankfurt Hahn, which is 250 km from the site). We will attempt to arrange
transport as much as possible.

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