Joining the College
The West Kingdom (Royal?) College of Dance is a group, dedicated to furthering the practice of, and research into, the dancing arts of Renaissance Europe. We are dancers, musicians, instructors, and every-day people who enjoy dancing and the dancing arts, and who share as a common goal the spreading of period styles of dancing throughout the Kingdom of the West. The College is open to anyone who practices, teaches, or who is otherwise interested in the art, music, history, reconstruction, performance, or theory of period dancing styles.
We have formed the College to provide a dance-focused forum wherein we can exchange ideas and sources, and to aid in our efforts to bring the West to her feet. The College is all-inclusive. Anyone with an interest in period dance, regardless of talent or skill, is welcome to join and participate!
We encourage the learning and mastery of the art of Renaissance dancing, while aiding those outside of the College in the appreciation of Renaissance dancing.
The College does this by encouraging its members to study, teach, and consult with one another regarding period techniques, sponsoring dance workshops and practices, and sponsoring classroom instruction at Collegium and other symposia. We will also work with local groups to help get dance practices started, and will provide instructors and arrange for musicians whenever possible.
For a more formal statement of our mission, please see our Charter.