Grand March at Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball 09/22/18 in Balboa Park
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Thursday Teaching schedule: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
08/15/19 Terri Akin – Regency Masquerade Ball dances
08/22/19 Salomon Rojas - review Playford/Regency dances
08/29/19 Jimmy Akin - Regency Masquerade Ball dances
09/05/19 Salomon Rojas - review Playford/Regency dances
09/12/19 Jimmy Akin - Regency Masquerade Ball dances
09/19/19 Jimmy Akin - Regency Masquerade Ball dances
09/26/19 Salomon Rojas - review Playford/Regency dances
Videos from the San Diego County Fair in June 2018:
Link to many videos from the 2017 Escondido Renaissance Fair
Good examples of Renaissance Faire outfits/costumes and dances.
Link to many videos from the 2018 May Faire Ball
Good example of Regency outfits/costumes and dances.
We plan to attend these concerts before our dance class - possibly pick up a friend or two to join us from 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, August 15 - Moxie – Rock & Roll
Thursday, August 29 - Legends – San Diego Original Oldies Show Band
Summer Concert Series at the Organ Pavilion 6:30-7:30pm
In the tradition of John Playford, who wrote The English Dancing Master in 1651, we bring to life the country folk dances that were the main source of entertainment and socialization in Elizabethan England. Everyone, from the peasants to Queen Elizabeth, knew the steps to these dances. In the words of the Dancing Master himself, we "much commend it to be Excellent for Recreation, after more serious Studies, making the body active and strong, graceful in deportment, and a quality very much beseeming a Gentleman [or Lady]."
Originally founded in 1997 and revived in 2013, the Playford Plodders teach English folk dance in the Elizabethan style. Weekly rehearsals help us remember the steps for performances at Southern California renaissance faires.
Rehearsals take place at the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park, Room 203, on Thursdays from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. If you show up early, we can review styling and basic steps/patterns.
A $2 donation is requested.
Upcoming event: The next Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball will be Sat 09/21/19 5:30-9:30pm Balboa Park Club