Step Spritely 2013
- Event Date
- February 9, 2013
- Meadowvale West Church Centre
6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle,
- There is ample free parking
- The hall is wheelchair accessible
- The event is Baby Friendly
- The Church Center is a few minutes North West of Toronto, Ontario along Highway 401
- Transit Access The site is steps from the Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Hub, which is on the Milton GO bus line from Union Station. Here are some basic Public Transit Directions from Toronto which can be altered for any starting point.
- Driving Directions: Have a look at This map, then make your way to the 401 towards Mississauga
- From the West
- Take Exit 333, Winston Churchill and go south
- Turn left on Aquitane Avenue
- Turn right on Glen Erin
- Turn right on any of the streets which lead to the ring road around the mall
- From the East
- Take Exit 336, Erin Mills Parkway and go south
- Turn right on Battleford Road
- Turn right on Glen Erin
- Turn left on any of the streets which lead to the ring road around the mall
- Loud Band Fundraiser
- We are raising funds to equip a Loud Band for our collective Dancing pleasure
- Instruments will be loaned for one year under the stewardship of Mistress Emma and Master Martin
- Donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated, but not required
- Since Steps is free this year, a $10-$15 donation (i.e. a typical site fee) would be great
- An anonymous donor has already pledged $150 and we are investigating other funding options (details to follow)
- Schedule Summary
- Site opens 10 AM Saturday and closes very late
- Opening to 11:00 Warmups
- 11:00 to 6:00 — Three tracks of Classes
- 7:30 PM Ball (Garb Required)
- Dancing continues on site until 2 AM, then picks up again Sunday in Brantford, Ontario (Details on site)
- A Full Day of Classes
- Join us for a full day of Mediaeval and Renaissance Dance Classes for everyone, both Social and Performance
- We also have classes for musicians and those with an academic interest in Early Dance
- Garb Requirements
- Garb is optional during the day while we learn 'about' period dance
- Standard garb requirements (an attempt at pre-17th century costume) apply for the evening Revel and Ball
- To help set the mood, please try to remain 'in persona' when in garb. (i.e. avoid "modern" topics of conversations).
- Evening Ball and Revel
- The ball dances will be taught during the day
- The Site closes Very late!
- All musicians are invited to play for the ball. Please visit the Musician Page for details.
- Fourth Annual 'After Steps' Sunday Practice
- Join us on Sunday February 10 from 11:30 - 3:30PM for a 15th century dance workshop followed by open dancing
- The workshop is at 2 Darling in Brantford, Ontario, N3T 2J9 http://goo.gl/maps/s6bTs
- Please see THL Darius or Mistress Rosina on Saturday for more details
- Food and Drinks
- Complimentary period non-alcoholic beverages will still be available throughout the event
- Finger foods will be served at the Ball so everyone has energy to dance late into the night
- The site is dry (Ontario law prohibits BYOB)
- There is no feast or on-site lunch this year <—New Information
- Due to an untimely issue with the site's kitchen, Tryeborde's Tavern will not be able to provide us with an on-site lunch or dinner
- The site is part of the Meadowvale Town Center, so there are countless restaurants and a 24 hour Metro across the parking lot
- We will provide tables for those who bring food from home or choose take-out. We have access to a microwave and a few outlets for crock pots.
- Please note that this is a Nut Free Facility
- Fees and Contact Information
- There is no site fee this year!
- A huge thank you to the Dancers who participated in the St Francis Fundraiser, which secured the site
- Thanks also to Vest Yorvik for covering incidental costs
- For more information, please contact
- New to the SCA?
- The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a history club devoted to studying and re-creating the best aspects of life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It could be considered a historical re-enactment or living history organization. Unlike most of these, however, the SCA does not concentrate on a narrowly defined time period, let alone a specific war or other event. It also has no minimum standard of authenticity.
SCA activities are open to everyone and have more to do with re-creation (and recreation) than with re-enactment. The only requirement for attending an event is wearing an attempt at pre-17th century garment. This easily attainable requirement is one of the strengths of the Society. It makes it possible to participate on a small budget. It also means participants with all degrees of skill and spare time can find their niche. As long someone is interested in an aspect of Mediaeval or Renaissance life, there is a place for them in the SCA. Perhaps this is why some describe the SCA as a large group of people with interlocking hobbies.
To find out more about the SCA, you can contact the Event
or visit the following sites
More details to follow, please come back often
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