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


Event Calendar

........last updated: 2019-10-10........

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!


11-13 October, 2019 @ Brattby-Gubböle bygdegård, Umeå, Sweden

Eventinfo @ facebook

Click to go to signup & registration info! (further down on page)

Click for list of signed up! [different page]

! NB: due to severe allergies, garlic and perfume free event !
if food/snacks are brought there can be no garlic in them,
and perfume includes spray, deo etc

~ clothing & feast gear ~
Have you never been to an SCA event before?

Remember that an attempt at viking/medieval/renaissance clothing is expected to be worn (fantasy inspired can also work), and also customary to bring so called feast gear (plate(s), drinking vessels, eating utensils)
Mail us or PM us on Facebook asap if you have questions and/or would like to borrow clothes and/or feast gear :)

Location: Brattby Village Hall (bygdegård), Umeå [Umeå-brattby 70, Umeå, which is located outside of Umeå city]

Transport: If travelling from far away, Umeå is best accessed by train to Umeå C trainstation, or by plane to Umeå airport.

The bus line 15, or 31 passes by the bus stop, Brattby 2 E12, that is very close to the event site. You just need to walk a bit downwards, away from the road. And then the village hall (bygdegård) is on your left.

Those travelling by car or other, can find a map here! Map with trafikflöde ie traffic flow for bus, here!

On tabussen.nu you can find bus schedule info. Remember to tick "Regionalt i Västerbotten" [Regional in Västerbotten] as option at the top of the page before you do a query.

If you need help with transport from/to Umeå C trainstation or Umeå airport, please tick that option in the signup. Foremost applies to foreign guests, but we will try to arrange overall pick-up/co-driving. Don't forget to confirm your arrival date/time, preferably at least three days beforehand.

Lodging: crash space on floors in the building (there is usually a quiet sleeping area, and one for those going to bed a bit later), or in tent (camping is allowed outside, if you want to bring a tent). Don't forget to bring mattresses, pillows, blankets, bed linen etc. Toilets and shower are available onsite. The site has a max capacity of 60 people.

Food & drink: Evening snack Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, afternoon fika and banquet Saturday, as well as breakfast Sunday are included in the cost. Alcohol is allowed on site. Don't forget to list allergies or other special dietary requirements when you sign up!

Please also remember to add in 'other comments' in the signup form or in another way contact us well in advance, if you have other allergies (especially airborne ones that are not food-related) that it is important that we know about!

Schedule: less preliminary schedule v2.0 below!
The plan is for all bards to have first dibs on getting food, so that at least that the first bard can start their performance after about 20 mins.

~ friday ~
18:00 - site opens
19:00, ish - evening snack
20:00, ish dance workshop 1

~ saturday ~
08:00-10:00 - breakfast
10:00-11:30 - dance workshop 2
12:00-13:00 - lunch & norrskensbard competition (12:20), part 1
13:30-14:30 - dance workshop 3
15:00-16:00 - afternoon snack & norrskensbard competition (15:20), part 2
17:00-18:00 - court
18:00.. - banquet, first serving & norrskensbard competition (18:20), part 3
19:00, ish - dance ball
20:00, ish - banquet, second serving & norrskensbard competition (20:20), part 4
21:00, ish mini-court

Tables for market and arts&sciences exhibition available from 10 o'clock, and please try to have all entries in place by 12 o'clock!
A&S voting takes place during the afternoon, winners announced during court.

~ sunday~
08:00-12:00 - breakfast & cleaning before departure/site closes

Please indicate when you register which activities you are interested in participating in. If you change your mind later and want to remove or add another activity to the list please send us an email (or notify us on-site).

Dancing: Three danceworkshops, one on Friday evening and two on Saturday, see above!
If you have any dance requests, please contact us and we'll forward your request to the Dance Mistress!

Norrskensbard: The fifth edition of this competition will take place during the event. The best entertainers and musicians in the North compete to win the honourable title as "Norrskensbard", where the audience will vote and determine the winner of the title and right to bear the beautiful cloak for a year!

People interested in serving Norra Nordmark as the next bard need to remember that title comes with an obligation to promote the bardic arts, perform at events, and write songs/poems/stories commemorating the people and events in the north.

The competition has four parts.
1) Period Piece: Perform something with historical evidence/reference.

2) Piece in a Period Style: Perform something that you have composed yourself that was inspired by a historical piece or style.

3) Bards’ Choice: Perform either an actual historical piece, or something that you have composed yourself in a historical style, in a language that is not your native language. This cannot be a language you have used in other parts of the competition; it has to be a new one.

4) Three Words out of a Hat: Pull three words from a hat on site, write something in 15 minutes, and perform the result.

- general
Each performance can contain music, singing, poetry and/or storytelling.
One cannot perform a piece more than once during this competition.

Comment on facebook (link discussion post about competition parts), send a PM there, or mail skauma@hotmail.se

Arts & Sciences Exhibition: Exhibition with arts and crafts made by participants - People's Choice voting will be applied and winners will receive prizes.

- Max 2 items per participant, and feel very free to bring slightly different things, regarding materials/technique.
- Documentation, ie the paper where you describe what it is you are putting on display does not need to be very advanced, barely half an A4-page will suffice. Including title/what it is one has done, a few lines about what and why one has done and how one did it, and whether one was mostly inspired or based it on historical finds/references or similar. And don't forget to list your name and if any Shire/Barony and Principality/Kingdom.

Do you want to bring something to show off? Don't forget to tick this option in your signup!
Do you have questions or need help with documentation? Please send us a mail and we'll try to help you out.


Signup deadline extended!
Signup deadline is the 20th 13th of September.
Any additional signup depends on space available/cancellations.
Payment deadline is the 20th of September. A delayment fee of 100 SEK is added if late payment.
Cancellation will be refunded until the 20th of September, after that any payment is fully charged.


Signup & Registration
- one signup per person.
- registration is not completed until payment has been received.

Signuped closed on the 2019-09-20!

Cost & Payment:
400 SEK - adult SCA member (18+ years)
450 SEK - adult non SCA member (18+ years)
350 SEK - student/low income
200 SEK - youth (13-17 years)
0 SEK - child (0-12 years)

100 SEK day-pass
(if you only want to attend during the day of Saturday (10-18 o'clock), and not during the banquet. Lunch and afternoon snack is included.)
Please leave a note in "other comments" when you sign up, if you are a daypasser!

¤ Plusgiro payment to: 649900-8 (SKA Uma)
Label the payment with "Autumndance ".

If you're paying for more than one person, mail us and tell us who else!

¤ Swish payment to: +46702917275 (to Maria Eriksson)
Label the payment with "Autumndance".

If you are paying for more than one person, add as many names you can in the message field (separate multiple names with commas) with "+[firstname lastname]", eg:
+Anna Andersson

If you are paying for more people than there are room for in the message field, only add "Autumndance" and mail us who sent the payment and explain who you have paid for!

If you are paying with someone elses Swish number, also write in the message "payment for [firstname lastname]".

¤ And if you're a foreign guest you can pay upon arrival, which you hopefully have ticked when signing up.


You can of course also mail any questions etc you have to skauma@hotmail.se :)

Head Steward: Mira (Eva Bolinder)
Co-Steward & Mistress of Bard Ceremonies: FridR av Uma (Kim Rehnman)
Kitchen Steward: Igulger (Henrik Dahlberg Rehnman)
Dance Mistress: Sonja V


Well met! And remember, Autumn is coming ;)