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Performance Participation Guidelines
Performance Dates and FODs
Tips for a Fun & Safe RenFest
» Participation Policy
» Performance Repertoire
|2017 RenFest Co-Chairs:||
edam523 [at] aol.com
|Rehearsal Directors/Teachers:||Lara Friedman-Shedlov|
lfriedmanshedlov [at] gmail.com
chandi.mccracken1 [at] gmail.com
Dancers who wish to perform with the branch at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (MRF) are required to familiarize themselves with the performance participation guidelines established by the board and teachers of the branch. Please direct any questions or concerns to Lara Friedman-Shedlov or Chandi McCracken. » Go to the Performance Participation Policy
Regular rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Fridays starting Friday, July 7th through Monday, August 14th.
All Monday rehearsals will be at Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis
All Friday rehearsals will be at Cassandra School (Jawaahir) Dance Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis
EXCEPT: The Friday, August 4 rehearsal will be outdoors at 7pm at Joy and Jim Gullikson's back yard on Broadway Ave in NE Minneapolis (address will be sent via email). There will be a potluck picnic dinner and socializing starting at 6pm and ice cream afterwards. Wear RenFest footwear and any costume pieces you haven't previously tested in an outdoor performance setting.
Instructors are Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Chandi McCracken, Eric Dam, and Fer Horn
In order for the group to be ready to perform at the Renaissance Festival, we have the following expectations for all dancers:
For most dancers, meeting these deadlines will require some time spent outside of rehearsals studying the dance instructions.
Unless other specific arrangements have been made with the FOD, dancers are expected to be on site, costumed and ready to perform by the 9am opening cannon at the latest. We typically do 4 half-hour performances throughout the day, plus the parade. Please meet near the Irish Cottage immediately following cast call (about 8:25am) to check in with the FOD, get any last minute announcements, and do walk-throughs. Out of professional courtesy, please be on time. Lateness may get you eliminated from the line-up for the day.
Dates and FODs
The 2017 Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs weekends and Labor day from August 19th through October 1st. The Branch will perform 6 out of the 7 weekends -- all but Labor Day weekend.
Getting Out to Renaissance Festival
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is located here.
The performance repertoire program and instructions are available from the Performance Repertoire page.
Information about Renaissance Festival costumes is available in the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch Costume Guidelines. If you have never performed with the branch at the RenFest before, you should get your costume approved by the RenFest chairs. If you have any questions at all about costumes, contact the Wardrobe Mistress. Hannah will be glad to answer you any questions you have, make suggestions for costumes, and help with patterns, etc.
Where to Get Costumes:
Contact branch wardrobe mistress Andi Helebrant (argea16 [at] hotmail.com) for patterns and tips on sewing your own costume.
If you don't sew, there are several people in the group who are willing to sew costumes for reasonable compensation (contact Hannah or Andi for information). There are also several commercial vendors who sell reasonably priced items*:
A Few Costume-Related Tips:
Renaissance Festival-Related Links
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