Handouts used in classes that I have taught in the SCA:
- Dances for Four People – Are you short on dancers? Here are some dances that only require four people!
- European Dance for Total Beginners – Introduction to some very basic steps, then simple terms to teach by easy dances from four different traditions: French bransle, Inns of Court, English Country Dance, and Italian
- Introduction to Bransles – Overview of how bransles are constructed, then reviewing some of those dances
- Nail the Hey – a class that breaks down the different kinds of ‘heys’ and empowers the dancers to get every ‘hey’ comfortably, applying what was learned to dancing Grimstock
- Processional Dances – Three easy dances from the Inns of Court that work well as processionals to begin court or dance demos. Dances include Earl of Essex Measure, Lorayne Alman, and Queen’s Alman
- Teaching / Leading Dance – tips and resources for anyone that would like to begin teaching dance, including how to prepare for an event or demo
- Troubled Relationships – Creating sets of dances around a theme or story idea
- Creative Anachronism in English Country Dance – a discussion of the process I went through in creating three new English Country Dances in 2016
- Playford’s Dancing Master – some helpful documents
I have also made handouts for many dances, including the instructions and the melody. They are available on my Dance Collection page.