From the Minister of the Saltatoris Nebularum
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 2015
The Saltatoris Nebulorum competition dances for the upcoming year will be as follows:
Spring Coronet: Rufty Tufty
Spring Investiture: Horse’s Bransle (Branle des Chevaulx)
Fall Coronet: Black Nag
Fall Investiture: Rostiboli Gioioso
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 do not 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. Dances are until 9 PM
1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays in South San Jose (winter) and Sunnyvale (summer).
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
The kingdom-wide dance group is called the West Kingdom College of Dance and Music. Everyone is welcome to join, and there is a Facebook group 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 do not know and participate fully once the fun begins!