Music and Dance Collegium
The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands invites one and all to a Music and Dance Collegium on May 7, 2011, at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, 8711 Old Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. The site opens at 10 am and classes shall begin at 11 am. The ball shall end at 9 pm, and the site shall close at 10 pm. In addition to classes which shall enrich the soul, there shall be an all-day sideboard prepared by the skilled hands of Master Alastar Scott MacCrummin, and in the evening we shall put the day's efforts to use with a Ball, coordinated by Lord Cai o'r Llyn.
Other questions can be directed to the Autocrats, Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi (Gail Lefkowitz), or Lady Cynewyn Æthelweardesdohter (Amy Costello) at 420 S. Graham St. Apt 9, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Phone: 313-231-2511. Reservations can be sent to Mistress Ts’vee’a at Gail Lefkowitz, 5167 Rosecrest Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Home phone is 412-361-0718 between 6 – 9pm.
Fees for the day shall be $15 per person, which includes entry to the days events and the all-day sideboard. There is no fee for children age 5 and under. Gentles aged 6-17 pay a discounted fee of $7 for the day. Make checks payable to “SCA Inc — BMDL.” The Non-member surcharge of $5 must be collected, and may be either included with reservations or paid at the door.
Schedule of Events
|10:00 am||Site opens|
|11:00 am – 5:00 pm||Music and Dance Classes|
|Throughout the day||Sideboard|
|6:30 pm||Performances of the Debatable Consort and Debatable Choir|
|7:00 – 9:00 pm||Ball|
|9:00 – 10:00 pm||Site cleanup and close|
Beginning English Country Dance (2 hours)
Advanced English Country
Burgundian Basse Dances
Small Ensemble Directing
Anyone Can Play! Recorder for Absolute Beginners (2 hours)
For Love and Beauty: Gracca Amorosa
Dance Band Practice (Part 1)
A Survey of Musical Instruments (Part 1)
Illusione di tolleranza – Graceful 15th C Italian dances for everyone, even those not naturally prone to grace! (2 hours)
Nihon Min’yo (2 hours)
Inside an Italian Virginal
Sharpening Your Music Reading Skills
What the Hey
A Survey of Musical Instruments (Part 2)
Iron Choir (2 hours)
Beginning Bransles from Arbeau
Reconstruction 201: Balli
Bransles for Babes
The Medieval Trumpet
Almans for All!
More 15th Century Italian
Dance Band Practice (Part 2)
Musical Temprament in Period
Jamming with Susato
From the North: Follow I-79 South to Exit 73, PA-910 Wexford. Turn left onto PA-910 E. Wexford/Bayne Road. Follow briefly (~0.2 miles) and turn right onto Brandt School Road. Brandt School Road changes names to W. Ingomar Road. After following both for approximately 3 miles, stay straight to go onto Highland Road.
** Follow ~0.7 miles, then turn left to stay on Highland Road. Follow Highland for ~1.2 miles and turn left into the parking lot, just before Highland Road runs into Old Perry Highway.
From the South: Follow I-79 North to Exit 68, Mt. Nebo Road. Turn right off the ramp onto Mt. Nebo and follow approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Arndt Road. In less than a mile, you will turn left onto Reis Run Road. All of these follow the Yellow Belt and you might see small signs with a yellow dot. Follow Reis Run for approximately 2.4 miles and turn right onto Highland Road. Continue from ** above.
From the East: Take best route towards Pittsburgh, and get into Route 376 West. Follow Route 376 to Exit 72B, Blvd of the Allies. Follow Blvd of the Allies almost 1 mile, and get into the right-hand lane following the signs for I-579 North (Veteran’s Bridge). Cross over the Veteran’s Bridge and merge left onto I-279 North. Follow approximately 2.7 miles and take Exit 4, McKnight Road. Take the McKnight Road ramp. Follow McKnight 1.5 miles to the West View/Millvale turnoff. Follow the road to the right at the fork to get onto Babcock Blvd. Again go approximately 2.7 miles and turn left onto Three Degree Road. There will be signs for the Green Belt (a large green dot). Continue to follow Green Belt signs and take the first right onto Perry Highway/Rt-19. Follow approximately 1.2 miles. Just after Montclair Ave, you will turn left at Old Perry Highway. The site is the building just beyond the fork of Highland Rd. and Old Perry Highway. Take the left fork onto Highland Rd, and parking will be the 2nd and 3rd driveway to your right.