Kingdom of East
Thru End Date:
as XLVIII (48)
Universal Preservation Hall
25 Washington St
June is fast approaching so hopefully you are making your plans for a long weekend of dancing and music, color and pageantry. Dancing starts Thursday evening, June 20, with an Informal evening of dancing and music. Gate opens at 5pm, dancing starts at 6:30 at the parish building of St. Peters church (see note in directions). Gate opens at 8am on Friday and Saturday morning at Universal Preservation Hall with classes starting at 9. Classes for dancers and musicians beginning through advanced Friday morning through Sunday morning are located at both sites.
Active classes, roundtables, playing and lecture, we expect to have it all. Some classes have already been confirmed and are on the website.
Have you been working on a new dance? Friday evening you will have an opportunity show us all in the way of a bit of competition. The presentation should be a new (within the past year) reconstruction of a period dance up through the 1602 dance treatises is acceptable. Judging will be based on more than knowing the steps however. Poise and timing, attention to one's partner, decorum and grace, manner of movement and the beauty of the dance at court is the aim.
Instrumental or vocal ensembles that would be interested in providing entertainment or background music during breaks or lunch please contact the event steward.
This event is different than most events you may have attended. we will be dancing on wood floors so wear comfortable shoes. The rules for period clothing are a bit relaxed due distances that folks travel, weather, and length of the event. For all Formal balls on Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, pre-17th century clothing will be required. Loaner garb will be available. However, for daytime classes, period clothing is encouraged but not required.
Merchant space may be available on Friday and Saturday but is very limited and so merchants must be pre-registered. Therefore, we are limiting merchant wares to music or dance related items only. Please contact the event steward if interested.
The website is updated often so take a look at www.kwdms.org. Pre-registration is recommended offering significant discounts open now through June 1 including ACCEPS for credit card payments. Be certain that if you like to dance, or if you think you'd like to dance or if music is your passion, then this is the event for you.
Site Opens: Thursday 6/20/13 5pm
Site Closes: Sunday 6/23/13 4 pm
Directions:From the South, West or East find your best route to the Adirondack Northway, I-87 north of Albany take Exit 13N for Rte 9 north and travel into Saratoga Springs. Left turn onto Washington Street (Starbucks on corner) UPH site is on the Right Note: On Thursday eve. gate location is different: St. Peters Parish Hall located 41 Hamilton Street.. Follow directions as above but turn L at the light at the bottom of the hill just after the church onto Congress St. Take 1st Left onto Hamilton Street. Building will be on your left just after the high school. From the North, find your best route to the Adirondack Northway south and take exit 15. Turn Right onto Rte 50. In Saratoga Springs, keep Left to stay on Rte 9 and turn Right onto Washington St for UPH or continue 2 blocks to turn Right onto Congress street (no street sign - traffic light at Congress park before road goes up a hill)Take 1st Left onto Hamilton Street. Building will be on your left just after the high school. Nearest airport: Albany international Airport. Follow signs to I-87 north and follow "from the South" directions above Nearest train station: Saratoga Amtrak about 1 mile from site
Site :(arrive Thursday or Friday)
+Adults (before 6/1/13)*$50.00
(on or after 6/1/13)* $70.00
Youth age 6-17 $20.00
One day only
+Adults (before 6/1/13)* $25.00
(on or after 6/1/13)* $30.00
Youth ages 6-17 $10.00
+Ball only –adult $15.00
Children 0-5 0
*based on postmarked date
+$5.00 non-member fee applies to adults only
Feast: Day board will be available on Friday and Saturday. There will be no feast. A generous break will allow for dinner and changing for the balls
Make Checks Payable to: : SCA- NY Inc, Concordia of the Snows