[SCA-Dance] Dancing in a castle, 2009! (please forward)

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Tue Sep 2 08:40:37 EDT 2008

Academia della Danza


March 13-15, 2008



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


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 will begin at 1800 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 tastes: a beginner track, and an
intermediate/advanced track.


There will be a forma
l 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):  


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).  


Hotel REGINA  Obergasse 11

64823 Groß-Umstadt 

Telefon: +49 6078/6585



The site is reachable by public transportation (train and bus) via Hanau, Frank
furt and
Darmstadt Central Stations (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.  +49 (0)6074-211-8045


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, 2008.  Please transfer the total sum of the
reservation to:


Name of Account Holder: Greg Leonard Oliphant

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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