[SCA-Dance] Flirting in Talian Ren

Justin du coeur jducoeur at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 12:27:06 EDT 2012

Personally, I mainly flirt with my floorwork.  Once you internalize that
you don't have to simply go around the room in a circle -- and that it's
probably not period to do so anyway -- you can become very expressive with
choreography.  There's a world of difference between going far away and
coming back, zig-zagging with some pavanaggiare, or even circling your
partner and reverencing right in front of them.  Lots of opportunity to
experiment and express yourself with your feet and eyes.

Indeed, floorwork is *such* a powerful tool for flirting that you need to
pay pretty close attention to your partner, and make sure you don't cross
any personal-space boundaries.  (There are lines I don't cross unless I am
*quite* serious about the flirting, and reasonably confident that it's

Partner-switching happens from time to time (indeed, it's almost a rule
that Gundormr will shark me at least once per practice), but I don't really
think of that as flirting...

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> Justin du Coeur wrote:
> > Then I teach them how to flirt in Amoroso (and how to *crazy* flirt
> > in Rostiboli)
> We did Amoroso a fair amount -- we were active with demos and some
> people liked it and whatever.  But we started to get silly with it.
> We now have the custom of often doing partner switching during
> away-return sections.  It's bad and I should feel bad, but we like it
> and I think people realize this is a *local* variation.
> How do *you* flirt?
> Daniel de Lincolino
> --
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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