Known World Dance Symposium III

8th - 12th June 2001
Boston, Massachusetts

Five Days of Dancing and Music!  You'll go home tired but happy.
Balls * Dance Classes * Dance Music * European and non-European Dance

Event Schedule * Class Schedule

KWDS III is an SCA Event Hosted by the Barony of Carolingia
and the Borough of Southbanke (the Boston University Medieval Recreation Society).

Dancers, musicians, scholars and teachers - all are invited to gather in Carolingia for five glorious days of dancing, music, classes and balls. Join us for the Third Known World Dance Symposium!

Running from Friday June 8 through Tuesday June 12, 2001, this event will focus on all aspects of period dance and dance music. It will also overlap the first days of the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF), a huge non-SCA event focused on music (and some dance) from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. See for more information about BEMF. Some SCA members might like to remain in Boston for BEMF, June 11-17. To encourage crossover from BEMF, Tuesday classes will be open to the public (June 12).

The Known World Dance Symposium will be held at Boston University. Check in at the Boston University School for the Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. The site will open at 4pm on Friday June 8, and there will be an informal ball that evening to welcome everyone. Classes begin Saturday and run through Tuesday, June 9-12. Formal balls are planned for the evenings of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 9-11. (See the detailed schedule for specific times.) Tuesday, the day of overlap with BEMF, will be open to non-SCA members (who will not be in garb). We encourage SCA members to remain in garb on Tuesday to provide visual interest and make identifying newcomers easier.

Detailed Event Information
Dates & Times
  • Site opens 4pm Friday June 8, 2001
  • Site closes 5:30pm Tuesday June 12.
See the schedule page for more details, classes, etc.
Event Schedule

Class Schedule
Printed proceedings

Site Fees
Directions & Maps
Volunteer to help!
Information for Newcomers
Children and Teenagers
Minors should be accompanied by an adult.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to wear, what to bring, what to expect.
Please bring a pair of clean indoor-only (non-marking) shoes. Some of the rooms have strict rules against street shoes.

Event Contact Information
Autocrat: Lord Ayden Pathfinder,
Reservations: Lord Pandaulf,
Lodging Coordinator & Newcomer Assistance: Lady Godith Anyon,, 617-776-6777
Class Schedule: Lady Maria Elisabetta Gonzaga,
Coordinator of Musicians: Tibicen,
Coordinator of Middle Eastern & Non-European Dance: Lady Lakshmi Amman,
Proceedings: Master Aleksandr Ruslanovich,
Publicity & Web Pages: Lady Adele Mallory,
Merchant Coordinator: Lilias de Cheryngton,
Volunteer Coordinator: Tamar bat Reuven,

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Last updated June 3, 2001