westdance: SCA 3rd Wednesday Dance Practice in San Jose

Crystal A. Larsen xtalrock at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 13 19:03:40 PDT 2009

Howdy all,

This Wednesday dance is in San Jose, please scroll down for directions. 

Upcoming dance events and competitions:
*) Beltane dance competition, _Lorayne Alman_. Please see http://www.westkingdom.org/wk_event_090501_beltane.htm for details
*) Mists Investiture dance competition, _Amoroso_. Please refer to http://www.westkingdom.org/wk_event_090516_mistspringinvestiture.htm for details.

Info and Class schedule for Collegium: http://www.collegiumoccidentalis.org/
On 25April2009, the Collegium Occidentialis will be an overnight event at a hotel in Modesto. If you can, please stay for the dinner and dance demo on Saturday

Other teaching opportunities this year are not limited to Arts and Sciences Weekend June 14-16th, and Fall Collegium October 24th.

Wednesdays in San Jose:
Dance practice starts about 7:00pm. We normally wear street clothes, rather than garb, for practice. Clean, soft-soled shoes or socks are required. We normally break around 9pm for dinner and rootbeer floats. Feel free to forward this message to people who ask about dance practice.
Here's the directions that assume you are coming from the north for 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays:
Take your favorite route to 85, just south of 87 (Guadalupe). Take the Blossom hill exit, stay in the left lane.  Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp. Stay in the left lane. Turn left at the second light, Snell, just past the Shell gas  station.  Go for many blocks, turn right on Branham, just before the 76 
station. Turn left at the first light, Park Arcadia. Go straight until Park Arcadia dead-ends into Park Paxton, turn left.  Turn right on Park Essex (I think it's the third right).  Rafael and Elspeth's is the third house is on the right. Parking is getting a bit tight, you may have to park on Paxton and walk a block. 
76 Park Essex Pl. San Jose CA 
Directions from Yahoo!Maps are generally reliable, although from the north it will take you on the 101/Guadalupe/Capitol route. 

see you there,
Crystal of the Westermark

ps/ Darkwood Dance Directions:
Darkwood Dance Practices are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month.  We will be covering the basics of Medieval and Renaissance dancing, including English Country, Bransles, Almans, 15th and 16th century Italian, and Basse Dance – though, not all in the same session.  Emphasis will be placed on learning only a few dances well over several sessions, as well as preparing upcoming for the Pied d’Argent and Salatarious Nebulorum competitions and any balls or dance events.
Practice will be held in the home of Gottfried and Caterina (Kit), in Salinas at 7pm. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that will work for dancing.
If you have questions, call Na’arah bat Avraham (408) 848-5748 cell (408) 825-3107 Email the_momstable at rocketmail.com.  Or see the Darkwood Dance Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Darkwood_Dance/
4 Cassino Circle , Salinas , 93905 (at the corner of Williams and Boronda.) We are on the right.
DIRECTIONS (all the usual mapping programs work pretty well)
>From San Jose /Morgan Hill/Gilroy: Take US-101 S toward LOS ANGELES. Take EXIT 326B toward MONTEREY PENINSULA .  Turn LEFT onto S SANBORN RD. Turn RIGHT onto JOHN ST.  JOHN ST becomes WILLIAMS RD. Turn RIGHT onto FREEDOM PKWY. Turn RIGHT onto TUSCANY BLVD. Turn RIGHT onto TUSCANY WAY . Turn LEFT onto CASSINO WAY . Turn LEFT onto CASSINO CIR. End at 4 Cassino Cir Salinas, CA 93905-2276


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