Saltatoris Nebularum (Dancing)

From the Minister of the Saltatoris Nebularum

Greetings!

Dance competitions are held at each of the four Principality events each year (Spring Coronet, Spring Investiture, Fall Coronet and Fall Investiture) to determine the newest winner of the Saltatoris Nebularum.

Competition Dances for 2008

The Saltatoris Nebulorum competition dances for the upcoming year will be as follows:

Spring Coronet: Contrapasso

Spring Investiture: Upon a Summer’s Day

Fall Coronet: Basse La Francois Nouvelle

Fall Investiture: Pavane Belle Qui Tient Ma Vie (freeform)

These dances have been chosen because they are easy to learn, and fun to dance. Please join us!

Do I have to know the dances to compete?

No! All dances are taught at the event before the competition. You don’t need to know the dances to participate, they will be taught until everybody feels reasonably confident in their new skills. Once you have a basic grasp of the dance, all you need display to win are the cardinal virtues of dance: Poise, Confidence, Enjoyment and, of course, Flirting.

Where can I learn more dance?

Come to dance practice!

Wednesday nights starting at 7pm in the South Bay. Basic and beginner-level dance is taught from 7-7:45, more advanced techniques and dances are taught from 7:45-9 PM

1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays in South San Jose

2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Menlo Park

Thursday nights Beginner dance practice at 7 PM in the Barony of Darkwood:

1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays in Morgan Hill

2nd and 4th Thursdays in Santa Cruz.

We normally wear street clothes to dance practice, not garb.

Email the Saltatoris Nebularum for directions.

What about dancing at events?

There is a dancing competition at each Principality event, and several events are held in the Mists (or nearby) every year which include dance as a focus:

Baroness’s Masked Ball (Darkwood)

The Duchess’s Ball at 12th Night

Crosston Dance Ball

West Kingdom College of Dance

And then there’s a kingdom-wide dance organization called the West Kingdom College of Dance. Everyone is welcome to join, and there is a mailing list to discuss upcoming dance activities.

Come on out and dance – most dancing events have teaching sessions before the official dancing begins, so you can learn what you don? know and participate fully once the fun begins!