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BARDIC CLASSES

In cooperation with Arts and Sciences Point and the Open Arms Bardic Hall, we are pleased to offer classroom and stage space in addition to the usual locations for classes related to bardic arts. If you're interested in teaching, please apply on the Arts & Sciences page and email with your class proposal.

BARDIC EVENTS

Do you have a Bardic event you wish to have listed in the gate book? Interested in inviting bards to your camp for a public event? Contact your Bardic Stewards at for details and scheduling.

Schedule of Bardic Events

Friday, May 22
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Bardic Scheduled Performances
Description: Scheduled performances on the 1/2 hour. Bards may reserve a time at the Open Arms Bardic Hall
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Open Bardic Jam hosted by THL Belasset de Casal Drago
Description: Everyone is welcome. All instruments, musicians, singers & performers are encouraged to participate. No prepared piece is necessary. What is now referred to as "Jamming" is a very period technique. Most music was learned from one player to the next without written music. Musicians would gather to play music, someone would start with something they had learned or created and other musicians would jump in and add the rest. Variations of melodies as well as the most popular tunes would become standardized and eventually written down. But, even today, jamming and creating a unique piece of music, harmonies and variations is as fun and rewarding as it was in period. NOTES: All instruments, musicians & performers are welcome to join
Saturday, May 23
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Caidan Choir Rehearsal
Description: The Caidan Chorus will be meeting to rehearse the following music:
The Nightingale (The Merry Nightingale) - Thomas Ravenscroft
Mon Couer Se Recommande a Vous
We Bee Soldiers Three - Thomas Ravenscroft
Il Prigioniero
Blow Thy Horn, Hunter
Dona nobis Pacem
*Music for learning may be found on the Caidan Chorus Facebook Page
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bardic Rose Classroom
Summary: Reading the Black Dots - Basic Music Reading hosted by THL Belasset de Casal Drago
Description: Learn and understand the fundamentals of reading written music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

This class starts at the very beginning breaking down each step and rule of written music in an easy to understand process. Learning to read music doesn't need to be difficult. It can be as easy as knowing the fingers on your hand.

Instructor will provide booklet hand-out. Students should bring note taking materials. NOTES: Ages 10 and up. No maximum number of students.
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Bardic Scheduled Performances
Description: Scheduled performances on the 1/2 hour. Bards may reserve a time at the Open Arms Bardic Hall
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Bardic Rose Classroom
Summary: Firecrawling 101 aka The Art of the Wandering Performer hosted by THL Thomas Whitehart
Description: Hey Performer! There are some folks who want you to perform by their fire! This is a unique Class for people who want to learn about performing arts, with an emphasis on being a wandering performer.

This class has 2 parts: A day class and a practical application part at night. During the day class we will go through the basics on being a performer "in the round". Then at night, we get together again, and the instructor will take the students to pre-vetted camps, who are instructed to give appreciations only, (with the caveat that if the performer loses the audience, they will be gently asked to stop.) We will also bring an experienced performer, and after the their performance at the fire, we break the 4th wall and look at what they do to be successful. After we leave the camp, The instructor will offer specific suggestions to each person privately, and then we move to the next camp, and do it again. To do this class we will need a minimum of 4 students for both day and evening class, and several hosting camps, willing to help. We are also looking for some experienced Performers to help us in the evening. This class is about giving performers, new and old, a chance to get the feedback and to get their feet wet if they have not done firecrawling, in a supportive and friendly environment.

Instructor will provide handouts and some snacks. Students should bring material that they want to perform, short songs, stories, poems, etc. FOR DAY CLASS: loose clothing and sun hat recommended and some bottled water. FOR EVENING CLASS: you will need good walking shoes, warm clothes, a walking stick and flashlight are recommended, and a bottle of water or a cup.

Children with Guardian welcome, provided they can focus on material on hand. Teens absolutely welcome. Minimum number of students: 4; no maximum number of students. NOTES: We will be looking for camps willing to host the evening practical part of the class, and an advanced performer willing to be an example for a couple of hours. Evening class will probably be around 7:00 on Saturday evening, and we need a minimum of 4 students.
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Open Ramada
Summary: Bardic Open House hosted by Lord Fergus O Dubhshlaine
Description: The Calafia Bardic Guild welcomes you to a Bardic Open House. The Guild would like to talk shop and network with other bards in the Barony of Calafia as well as any visiting bards.
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Bardic Rose Classroom
Summary: Speak Up! hosted by Isolde de Fetherestan
Description: In this class, you'll learn proper posture, breathing, and warm up techniques to help you project your voice without sacrificing clarity. Since being heard is more than just being loud, we'll also touch on vocal tone and resonance exercises to help ensure your voice carries far and wide, without making you hoarse with effort.

The class will focus on the spoken word, though these techniques are also useful for singing so vocalists of all types and skill levels are welcome.

Instructor will provide a short poem to be read for practice, handouts.

Children ages 10 and up are welcome with parental supervision. Maximum number of students: 10.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bardic Rose Classroom
Summary: The Instrument of Singing hosted by THL Belasset de Casal Drago
Description: This class is an overview of better understanding the use of the body as the instrument for singing. Depending on time, we will be going through a singer's posture, breathing, sound production and how the body can affect singing both positively and negatively.

Instructor will provide hand-outs. Students should bring note taking materials.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Dockside
Summary: 'Beyond' Bawdy Bardic Competition hosted by Lord Fergus O Dubhshlaine
Description: Dockside and your Master of Ceremonies Lord Fergus O'Dubhshlaine welcome you to the 3rd Annual 'Beyond' Bawdy Bardic Contest, Only one bard will shine above the rest. Please e-mail letter of intent at bardic@calafia.org. E-mails must be provided before May 15th. Onsite turn in will be accepted on Saturday May 23rd no later than 4pm at Dockside. You can still perform but you will not be competing without a letter of intent turned in.

NOTES: Ages 21+ **State Issued ID required for admission**
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: General
Summary: Firecrawling 101 aka The Art of the Wandering Performer hosted by THL Thomas Whitehart
Description: Hey Performer! There are some folks who want you to perform by their fire! This is a unique Class for people who want to learn about performing arts, with an emphasis on being a wandering performer.

This class has 2 parts: A day class and a practical application part at night. During the day class we will go through the basics on being a performer "in the round". Then at night, we get together again, and the instructor will take the students to pre-vetted camps, who are instructed to give appreciations only, (with the caveat that if the performer loses the audience, they will be gently asked to stop.) We will also bring an experienced performer, and after the their performance at the fire, we break the 4th wall and look at what they do to be successful. After we leave the camp, The instructor will offer specific suggestions to each person privately, and then we move to the next camp, and do it again. To do this class we will need a minimum of 4 students for both day and evening class, and several hosting camps, willing to help. We are also looking for some experienced Performers to help us in the evening. This class is about giving performers, new and old, a chance to get the feedback and to get their feet wet if they have not done firecrawling, in a supportive and friendly environment.

Instructor will provide handouts and some snacks. Students should bring material that they want to perform, short songs, stories, poems, etc. FOR DAY CLASS: loose clothing and sun hat recommended and some bottled water. FOR EVENING CLASS: you will need good walking shoes, warm clothes, a walking stick and flashlight are recommended, and a bottle of water or a cup.

Children with Guardian welcome, provided they can focus on material on hand. Teens absolutely welcome. Minimum number of students: 4; no maximum number of students. NOTES: We will be looking for camps willing to host the evening practical part of the class, and an advanced performer willing to be an example for a couple of hours. Evening class will probably be around 7:00 on Saturday evening, and we need a minimum of 4 students.
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Closed Ramada
Summary: Annual Dance hosted by Master Thomas Brownwell
Description: Join the fun and revelry at our annual dance. No dancing experience or partner needed. We will teach all the steps. Beginners welcome and encouraged!
Sunday, May 24
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Building the Better Bard: Performance Skills & Workshop hosted by THL Belasset de Casal Drago
Description: The Skills class is to help performers create a better on stage performance by adding practice tools and self evaluation tools to their practice method. The class also outlines the different elements of a performance and ways in which to enhance and improve those elements. Students will learn how to improve and be more effective in the way an audience receives and perceives their performance. The workshop will cover the entire performance from before walking onto the stage, the performance, the stage fright and taking the final bows. Students are asked to have a prepared performance piece that will be performed and openly critiqued by the class. In lieu of a prepared piece students may also work on other points of performance. Workshop is open to all levels of musicians, singers, instrumentalists, storytellers or any other performance based medium.

Instructors will provide hand-outs. Students should bring note-taking materials and a prepared piece to perform. If not, a simple example piece will be given to perform for the workshop.

Ages 18 and up. No maximum number of students.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Open Arms Bardic Hall
Summary: Bardic Scheduled Performances
Description: Scheduled performances on the 1/2 hour. Bards may reserve a time at the Open Arms Bardic Hall
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Closed Ramada
Summary: Family Concert hosted by Lady Maluchka Korotkova
Description: Join us for an evening of performances sure to leave laughter on your lips, and joy in your heart. Bards from all over the knowne world will share stories, music, dance, and fun for all ages! We will start with content for the youngest audience members and work our way up as we go.

Dress warmly, bring a blanket to share, a flashlight for the way back, and don't forget your chair! NOTES: For Ages 5+
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Closed Ramada
Summary: Bawdy Concert hosted by Lady Maluchka Korotkova
Description: With the wee ones safely tucked out of earshot, our evening of bardic fun will take a turn for the bawdy with wickedly fun performances for a more mature audience. Dress warmly, bring a beverage and friend to share, a flashlight for the way back, and don't forget your chair!
**Please note: Explicit lyrics and questionable subject matter.**

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