We usually use the words Renaissance Dance to describe dance done in the SCA, rather than Medieval Dance. This is because we don't know very much about Medieval Dance at all. Although dance as an art form was well known in the middle ages, the first recorded dance instructions and choreography date from the middle of the 15th century.
There are many pictures depicting dancing in earlier times, but without any choreography or more than a vague idea of how these dances went, it is impossible to recreate them.
- Gresley Manuscript
- Il Papa
- Inns of Court Dances
- Playford's Dancing Master
- 16th Century Italian Dance
- Dance midi files
- modern music (and some stuff that you might not know is medieval) that you can do medieval dances to
- Melbourne / Shire of Krae Glas: Friday evenings, seasonal. Contact College of St Monica for details.
- Sydney / Barony of Rowany: Alternate Fridays, 7pm, Glebe Primary School (address in Folia Roani).
- Newcastle / Barony of Mordenvale: Alternate Mondays, 6:30pm. University of Newcastle. Contact: ???
- Pittsburgh, PA, USA / Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands: Every Thursday, 8pm. Carnegie-Mellon University. Details here.
- Cambridge, MA, USA / Barony of Carolingia: Every Wednesday, 7:30pm, MIT. Information about practice
- Cleveland, OH, USA / Barony of the Cleftlands: Every Wednesday at our regular meeting and especially on the last Wednesday of the month.
- Akron, OH, USA / Marche of Gwyntarian: The last thursday of the month