Weekly Calendar
Monday 19:00 21-ish  Small crafts etc The Club house at Häradshövdingegatan 17
Wednesday 17:30   Fighting practice outdoors Meet at Old Ålidhemsskolans sportsfield
Thursday 19:00 21-ish  Small crafts etc The Club house at Häradshövdingegatan 17
Sunday 10:30   Fighting practice Meet at Old Ålidhemsskolans sportsfield

 

Event Calendar
........last updated: 2022-06-16........


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DANCE GROUP
NO DANCING RIGHT NOW, OUR MISTRESS OF DANCE IS SWAMPED WITH MUNDANE WORK,
we'll let you know when our dance group starts again!


Workshops in medieval dance, historical dance and historically inspired dance, organized by the medieval society Uma. We try to organize at least one or two dance events per month, depending on how much time the dance mistress Sonja has to arrange a workshop, and when participants can attend.

We dance mostly dances from manuscripts from around ca. 1500-1800 in England, France and Italy. Sometimes we also dance so called "Bordonian dances", that are modern dances inspired by historical sources (mostly English Country Dances from ca. 1650) and are developed by Australian dance master John Gardiner-Garden.

A mailing list is used for when the dancemistress sends out a Doodle poll, for what days she is able to arrange a workshop. Then the persons on the list can tick what dates that are possible for them to attend. There will be a dance event if there are at least six or eight participants for any of the dates :)

Do you want to know more? Do you want to dance with us?
Mail Uma with questions and/or if you want to be added to the mailinglist!

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EVENT: HÖSTDANS MED MASKERADBAL 2022

23-25:e september @ Brattby Bygdegård, Umeå


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An Autumn dance masque.

Be merry and dance as we've done oft before;
but hark! With thy mask you shall step to the floor!
For, the Shire of Uma invites one and all;
to rejoice at our masked ball!


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..in other words, this year's autumn dance will feature a masked ball!
So we would of course be delighted if as many as possible wear a mask (or at least for a while) during the masked ball :)

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SITE INFO

Location: Brattby bygdegård, Umeå
[Umeå-brattby 70, Umeå, that is located a bit outside Umeå city]

To get to the site by car, there is a map here!
Map with traffic flow for bus, here!

Transport: If you travel from afar, the easiest way to get to Umeå and then the event site, is to travel with train to Umeå C or by plane to Umeå airport.
If you need help with transport from/to Umeå bus station or Umeå airport, please select this option when you sign up. Remember to let us know approximate time/date, preferably at least a day in advance before you need transport.

Bus line 15 or 31 passes by the bus stop, Brattby 2 E12, that is located very near the Bygdegård. You just go downwards from the road, and the you see the Bygdegård on the left side. On the site tabussen.nu you can find bus traffic info. Remember to tick "Regionalt i Västerbotten" (Regional in Västerbotten [county]) as a pre-selected choice at the top of the page before you do a search.

Sleeping arrangements: Floorspace is available in the building (there is usually a more quiet sleeping room, and one for those that go to be a bit later). Don't forget to bring mattress, pillow, duvet, bed linen and other things! Toilets and shower available on-site.

Max capacity: Max number of participants: 55 people. If more signed up, a waiting list will be created.

Other: Please don't bring products/clothing with strong scent/perfume!The site has a max capacity of 55 people.

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EVENT INFO

Preliminary event schedule:
~ friday ~
17:00 - site opens, check-in/registration
19:00, approx - evening snack
20:00, approx - dance?

~ saturday ~
08:00-10:00 - breakfast
10:00-12:00 - dance workshop 1
12:00-13:00 - lunch
13:30-15:30 - dance workshop 2
15:30-16:30 - afternoon snack

18:00 - banquet, first serving
19:00, approx - court
20:00, approx - masked ball
21:00, approx - banquet, second serving

~ sunday ~
08:00-10:00 - breakfast
10:00-12:00 - everyone helps clean the site before departure
12:00 - site closes

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Arts & Sciences Exhibition:
The theme is masks that participants will wear during the masked ball!
(But it's ok if one isn't much for dancing and still want to show off a mask and be suitably mysterious..)

Arts & Sciences exhbition will take place during Saturady, from about right after breakfast to before the banquet. Three favourite masks will be decided by the people's votes.

It is naturally ok to bring and wear a mask you have not made yourself, but then you can not exhibit it in the Arts & Sciences exhibition.

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Historical inspiration links/tips will be hunted down and shown here.. feel free to send us links/images!!

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Wearer of glasses, pondering how to make a mask to wear with them?

1) If possible, mask + contact lenses, if you can do this (yet not all can do this, due to glasses that are not possible to get as contact lenses or due to uncomfortable feeling when wearing such etc).

2) Mask with a wider hole for the eyes that sit tight enough, and maybe can also be used as diadem/hat add-on, or similar to the type of sunglasses add-ons that can be put in front of everyday glasses against their glass.

3) Use an old pair of glasses to make a more or less permanent mask with glasses, if you prefer that approach.

4) Hand-held mask, that of course can require some creative thinking when dancing, but should be possible to solve for most dances still. It need not be a completely covering mask either, it can have decorative twirls and what not, since one has to remember the creative part (of anachronism) ;)

Also remember to do searches of YouTube or other places for "masquerade mask for/with glasses" for more tips!
Alternatively, take a look at the following links:

- Masquerade mask hack for people who wear glasses (with pictures)

- Masquerade Masks For People With Glasses

- How to wear mask with your eye glasses

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Food & Drink:
Evening snack Friday evening, breakfast, lunch afternoon fika and banquet Saturday, as well as breakfast Sunday is included in the cost. Alcohol is allowed on-site. Remember to fill in any allergies/special dietary needs when you sign up!

Also remember to fill in whether you have any other allergies (especially airborne ones that are not food related) that it is important that we (and other participants) know about!

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Event staff:
Event Steward: Mira (Eva Bolinder)
Kitchen Tyrant: Erik Knutsson Drake (Staffan Drake)
Dance Mistress: Helvig (Sonja Viljamaa)
Plagueocrat: Kim från Uma (Kim Sundström)

Questions? Ponderations? Mail skauma@hotmail.se :)

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Event Cost - whole weekend
- 450 SEK = +18 years non SCA-member
- 400 SEK = +18 years SCA member
- 250 SEK = student/unemployed
- 200 SEK = below 18 years, SCA member
- 150 SEK = below 18 years, non SCA-member
- 0 SEK =below 13 years old

Daypass (includes workshops, lunch, afternoon snack, but not banquet)
- 150 SEK = + 18 years
- 100 SEK = below 18 years
- 0 SEK = below 13 years old

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Payment Options:
Swish, bank tranfer, or cash on-site.

Payment details will be available on the website and fb in July, and reminder email will go out when it's possible to pay!

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SIGN UP

Sign up deadline: 31st of August.
Payment deadline TBA

Sign up HERE!


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