University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Mommy, Where Do Dances Come From?

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Instructor:
Trahaearn ap Leuan


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
CA52 June 17, 2017
Crs #:
16-37
Date:
Sat Jun 17
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
14/∞
Room:
Green 4
Course Category:
Dance
Track:
European Dance
Description
Sure, your local dance master teaches you dances - but that's like saying milk comes from the grocery store. In this class we'll take an introductory look at some of the primary sources from which we draw the dances we do in the SCA. We'll see how some popular dances are described, talk about the different approaches authors took, and learn why dance reconstruction often requires some puzzle solving and experimentation. This class will be a good orientation for dancers coming to KWDS to broaden their understanding of period dance.