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:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwGVofu3HiPb69JmWZjqRFlh

Link to many videos from the 2017 Escondido Renaissance Fair 

Good examples of Renaissance Faire outfits/costumes and dances.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwFHykTYFDFllV3ZZ5w3jWmD

Link to many videos from the 2018 May Faire Ball

Good example of Regency outfits/costumes and dances.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8TanXU59LwGGRPN-VfM8f9nWrZ5e4tz8

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]."

About Us

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

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.

The Basics

Get familiar with the basic steps of English Country Dance and the terminology that accompanies it.

Events

 

Upcoming event: The next Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball will be Sat 09/21/19 5:30-9:30pm Balboa Park Club

https://www.facebook.com/events/2125954024180001/

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