The Saltare Collegium

Each year, the guild sponsors an event dedicated to teaching dance, both European and Eastern. It is generally a one-day event with several tracks of classes, ending with a dance revel and hafla in the evening. This is the event to come to to learn new and challenging dances, or to present your innovative reconstructions. There are also plenty of classes suitable for the beginning or intermediate dancer as well. Any group can host the event, which allows the collegium to occur in a different part of the kingdom each year.

Saltare Collegium 2013

Regional Dance Practices

We have recently begun organizing regional dance practices to provide an opportunity for newer dancers and dance teachers to learn from the more experienced dancers in the kingdom. These are unofficial one-day events (i.e. not on the kingdom calendar) focused on basic dances and building step vocabulary.

If you would like to help organize a practice for your region, please email the guild steward.

2013 Saltare Collegium

Posted June 11, 2013 by Lorenzo Petrucci

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 2012 Saltare Collegium

Posted April 13, 2012 by Lorenzo Petrucci

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.

The 2011 Saltare Collegium

Posted June 19, 2011 by Lorenzo Petrucci

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.

The Collegium Has Come And Gone

Posted June 20, 2010 by Lorenzo Petrucci

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.