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Medieval Dance with the SCA
• What we'll do Join us for our weekly medieval and renaissance dance practice. Partners are not required and all are welcome! (No costume required for on Friday's for practice sessions) Dance is very active in Politarchopolis (the Canberra Region Medieval Group) with a weekly dance practice and the annual St Vitas Music & Dance Collegium. Dance in the SCA takes many different forms. Primarily we teach 15th, 16th and 17th century dances that we can document to those periods. Fun, good exercise and a true way of experiencing one of the key medieval past times! Contact Joanna Keenan on[masked] for more information. • What to bring Shoes you can dance in! Comfortable clothes • Important to know Small charge for share of hall hire, first time attendees free. An additional insurance cost of $5 for insurance applies for non SCA members.

13th Canberra Scout Hall

Corner Hovea St and Boronia Drive · O'Connor

What we're about

This is a group for anyone who has an interest in pre-17th century life, primarily focusing on Europe. The SCA is primarily a group of people interested in the study and re-creation of pre-17th century Europe. It is much more than a study group. We learn by doing. For example, rather than simply reading about armour of the period; we read about it, look at surviving examples, consult with others, and then attempt to learn the medieval techniques by actually making armor. We then take it a step further – we take our creation onto a field of battle and use it for protection in armoured combat. The same is true of clothing, needlework, leatherwork, carpentry, cooking, etc. If it was done in the Middle Ages, chances are good that someone in the SCA does it!

In Canberra, we run weekly activities that that involve armoured combat, rapier, archery, dance and renaissance, medieval and ancient crafts. Come along, we'd love to see you!

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