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The 2013 Collegium is nearly upon us!

Details on the event can be found at http://www.cantondesforge.org/Saltare2013.html.

A schedule of classes and revels can be found here.

The time for the 2012 Saltare Collegium draws nigh! This year’s event will be held in Lawrenceville, GA on June 16. Details can be found at the event web site and the Facebook page.

We are also still looking for teachers, so if you are interested please email the Guild Steward.

Thanks to all of you for helping to make this year’s Saltare Collegium a great success! In addition to all the great dancers, the teachers, musicians, and the Shire of Vulpine Reach made it a day to remember.

This year’s Saltare Collegium was a great success, and there are many people without whom it could not have happened. Thanks to the Barony of the South Downs for hosting the event and providing organization, support, and delicious food for us. Also thanks to the members of the Shire of Talmere who helped us secure the site and provided addition signage.

Of course, without the fine teachers, talented musicians, and enthusiastic dancers the day would not have been possible, so we are grateful to all of you who attended and hope to see you again next year!

If you would like to host the Collegium next year, it’s never too soon to start planning for it. Please send any bids or questions to the Guild Steward. The sooner planning begins, the more smoothly things will go.

You don’t have to wait until next year to get your next dance fix, of course. If you need resources to help start or improve your local dance practice, let us know and we can get you what you need. Many good resources can be found through the Saltare website as well. If you would like to host a Regional Dance Practice, we can help you organize that as well.

Only five weeks left until this year’s Saltare Dance Collegium! The class schedule has been posted, and there’s plenty there for everyone to enjoy: 17 teachers, 27 classes, and over 40 hours of instruction on European dance, Eastern dance, and music of both styles. There will also be an afternoon practice session for the musicians and classes on how to teach dance and run a hafla. The evening will feature a European ball and a hafla, both with live music and a tasty shared sideboard prepared by Mistress Serena.

Check out the event website for directions and more information.

A message from Her Majesty Meridies:

Greetings! Meridies is hosting a Near, Middle and Far Eastern Dance competition on Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Fort. All are welcome, food and drink provided. Three classifications for entrants: novice, intermediate and advanced. Solo and groups are acceptable. Period documentation is not required, but those entrants that provide documentation will be given extra consideration during judging. Bring your drums and your friends!
With Honor, Service and Highest Regards-
HRM Deirdre – Meridies

If you are interested as serving as Eastern Dance Deputy for the guild, please contact the guild steward.