Location: Cabot Lodge Millsaps
Street: State Street
City/Town: Jackson MS
Contact Info: 601-890-0001
The Academy of Dance is a Historical Dance workshop sponsored by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe.
Members of the SCA study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you'll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it.
IN THIS WORKSHOP
Participants will learn historical European as well as NON European Dances.
Participants must make an attempt at Pre-17th century costume.
Ball/ Hafla Only: $5
Non Members Add $3.
Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact us for information.
7:00 am Gate Opens
8:00 am Morning Warm up/Yoga
9:00 am Regular Classes begin
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Classes Resume
5:00 pm Classes end. Break for Dinner
7:00pm Ball and Hafla Begin
10:00 pm Ball and Hafla ends. Event Closes.
Class descriptions are available at the website listed above and include:
Persian, Ottoman Turk, Interpretive Ghawazhee, Folkloric Egyptian, Andalusian, Veil Dancing, Dance in Pre Islamic Egypt and a 3 hour hafla.