Performance Group, Renaissance Faire 2013.
Despite the chill weather we enjoyed dancing favorites like the Merry Merry Milkmaids, Puck’s Deceit, Faine I would, and the good old Scottish dances. We’ll be out again this Saturday dancing at the Midlands Ren Faire: 11:30am, 2pm, and 4pm.
The OldDD Performance Group opened up the spring season and third year running with a costumed event at the Dodge House. The spring session for performance group runs from now until early June, with performances at the Midlands Renaissance Faire and Fort Atkinson SHP.
Performance group is taking applications for summer memberships, with a specific need of ladies! If you’re interested in joining performance group, contact Emily at email@example.com
Row Well ye Mariners
Duke of Kent’s Waltz
Maid peeped out the Window(NEW)
Finale: Gay Gordon
I am very much looking forward to our Spring Formal. Last April we danced at this historic barn, which is no longer available due to new fire code regulations. This year we celebrate the blessing of our new permanent home at St. Marks’ Lutheran School with drinks, drawings, and live music.
So pull out your odd bits and bobs and come in costume! It doesn’t have to be historical; it can be movie based, ethnic, or just plain fun. As long as you’re covered, we’re happy.
During intermission we’ll have a drawing for Fain Music’s “Pride and Prejudice Vol. 3,” a CD of dance tunes that includes Dressed Ship, Mr. Isaac’s Maggot, and Row Well ye Mariners.
Look for the April 12 dance card to be posted this week.
Don’t forget our COSTUME EXCHANGE. Volunteers to oversee the costumes are needed- email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and available.
- Shrewsbury Lasses
- Comical Fellow
- Row Well ye Mariners
- Gathering Peascods
- Spanish Waltz
- Jenny Pluck Pears
- Mr. Isaac’s Maggot
- Juice of Barley
- Ashford Anniversary
- Trip to Durrow
- Alexandrina Waltz
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have three whole boxes full of lightly used costumes that I’d like to get rid of. What with several dress-up events a year, I’m just guessing that some of our dance regulars are the same. So, in conjunction with our monthly informal dance on Feb. 9th, we are also hosting a COSTUME EXCHANGE.
Here’s the deal:
On Feb. 9th you may bring to the dance any used costume or costume accessory, historical or otherwise, hand-made or store-bought. Be sure to label your item with your name to help avoid confusion.
Costumes can be:
- Sold for $10 or less
- Given away for free
- Exchanged for another item with the approval of both owners
So bring your unwanted costumes and costume wanting friends for a night of thrifty dancing fun! Any questions, email Emily: email@example.com
The Fezziwig Ball has come and gone, and we’re looking forward to a new year of dancing. The January dance is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12th, at St. Mark’s Lutheran School Gym(1821 North 90th Street). Doors open at 6:30 and dancing starts promptly at 7pm.
Dance card for Jan. 12th:
- Waves of Tory
- Comical Fellow
- Yellow Stockings
- Shrewsbury Lasses
- Physical Snob
- I Care not for these Ladies
- Wibsey Roundabout
- Lord Byron’s Maggot
- Jefferson and Liberty
- Braes of Dornoch
- Finale of the Gay Gordon
Check out the sidebar to your right to read instructions and watch videos of these dances! We also have a Facebook event, here.
In came a fiddler with a music-book, and went up to the lofty desk, and made an orchestra of it, and tuned like fifty stomach-aches.
“Old Fezziwig, clapping his hands to stop the dance, cried out, “Well done!” and the fiddler plunged his hot face into a pot of porter, especially provided for that purpose. But scorning rest, upon his reappearance, he instantly began again, though there were no dancers yet, as if the other fiddler had been carried home, exhausted, on a shutter, and he were a bran-new man resolved to beat him out of sight, or perish.
-A Christmas Carol, Stave Two.
There’s still room to register!
Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dogdays; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.
Come see Scrooge at the Fezziwig Ball Nov. 30th- Register Now!