Update: Thursday, Oct 30--Registration is full with a wait list. We will have food for those who were confirmed on Monday; see Jennifer's menu link below. The weekend is gender balanced (thanks to our most excellent registrar, Margaret) and all have been confirmed; if you have not received an email confirmation, please call Sid at 706/539/2485. A few have not paid within the seven days and those dancers need to contact Sid or Margaret and make arrangements or let someone on the wait list come. We may have cancellations even at this late date so send registrations for the wait list to Margaret at registrationwaltz03 [@] splittree.org.--Sid
The weather this weekend should be perfect. Autumn leaves are at their peak and the forecast is for partly cloudy days in the 70s and evenings in the 50s. See weather link below.
Assemble your finest gypsy rags for all to admire, tho not required.
Split Tree Gypsy Waltzers 2002 >>
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Split Tree Spinning Waltz Weekend
Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas return
to lead us deeper into the mysteries of the waltz
at another of his popular Split Tree waltz weekends...
...and with Asheville's Mizilca, to inspire the 2nd Gypsy Waltz Ball
Friday Oct 31 through Sunday Nov 2, 2003
A total immersion in
... Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas Roth of Stanford University
for the Split Tree Waltz Weekend,
where Powers pioneered the growing waltz weekend tradition,
and which combines waltz technique and variations with advanced partnering concepts.
A spinning waltz weekend
based on pivots, where we achieve the perfect pivot,
then do it in cross-step waltz, schottische, one-step,
polka, Viennese waltz, and even foxtrot.
Angela will teach Spanish Sevillanas, a Flamenco-like partnered dance in waltz time.
PLUS A SPLIT TREE FAVORITE:
Guidelines for Effective Teaching.
For those who attended Richard's 2002 workshop on teaching techniques,
he will be bringing some fresh material and insights this year.
Also, he may share some of his Stanford Waltz Week presentation
on the scandalous history of waltz--depending on one's viewpoint.
at the Split Tree Farm Studio
in the northwest Georgia mountains two hours north of Atlanta near Chattanooga
Split Tree School of
Participatory Arts visiting faculty:
Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas
Print version of flyer -- PDF format; download for printing or mail registration
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Class and Dancing Schedule
THE SCHEDULE > > >
Link to Jennifer's weekend menu
6:00 - 8:00 -- Registration and dance gypsy soup pot for $3 donation to Chef Jennifer
6:00 - 8:00 -- New waltzers lesson if needed or warm-up dancing from 7-8 pm
8:00 -- Playing with Cross-step Waltz and Pivots, Richard and Angela
11:00 -- Early bedtime or informal dancing until midnight to recorded music
8:00 -- Breakfast
9:00 -- CLASS 1 -- Traveling dances with pivots: One-Step variations, total spinning and more
10:20 -- short break
10:30 -- CLASS 2 -- Pivots in Polka plus new Schottische variations, the ones not usually taught.
11:30 -- ADVANCED CLASS and beginner's lunch -- Metamora Waltz
12:30 -- BEGINNER'S CLASS and advanced dancer's lunch -- Perfecting the basic spinning waltz.
1:30 -- CLASS 3 -- If it works with the One-Step, it can work to Swing music: Swing-Era Foxtrot with
pivots and reverse pivots.
2:45 -- Break
3:00 -- CLASS 4 -- Angela's Spanish Sevillanas in the Studio
OR, Richard's Teaching Methods Workshop in the Cabin--limited space
Serious porching, rest and dress for the...
6:30 -- 7:30 -- Gypsy Waltz Ball feast -- Chef Jennifer and Don and friends
...& then the colorful...
8 - 12 pm Gypsy Waltz
to music from Powers' recorded collection
and at mid-evening the mysterious gypsy woman dances-- solo by Mizilca of Asheville
Mizilca is a mystic, a mother, a musician and a maker of magic on the dance floor. She has over twenty years of training in numerous styles of dance, yoga and martial arts, as well as an outrageous repertoire of stories! She regularly performs throughout the east coast with the reputable dance ensemble, Baraka Mundi, from Asheville. To find out more about her performances and classes visit www.barakamundi.com.
Dress: An eclectic mix of colorful gypsy attire admired but not required; see photo of last year's ball
Midnight until -- Late night couples variety dancing to live and recorded music; bring your favorites
8:30 -- 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 to 12 with a half-time break -- More advanced variations on Saturday's material.
"With that foundation, we can really fly!" says Powers.
12:00 -- break
12:10 -- Review and farewell waltzing
1:00 -- Lunch followed by informal dancing music to recordings from the Richard Powers and Atlanta Waltz Society collection.
All are invited to a Dutch treat Sunday dinner 5 p.m. at the excellent Canyon Grill on top of Lookout Mountain. Let us know in advance if you're staying over at the farm/house Sunday night; bed donation requested. Volunteers needed for clean-up chores.
info/registration/housing see info below or email
to Margaret Frederick registrationwaltz03 (at) splittree.org
or send program questions to
Richard Powers at vintage (at) stanford.edu
Split Tree Office: 706/539-2485
For more Southeastern waltzing, dance with the Atlanta Waltz Society
at its monthly First & Third Sundays Waltz in Decatur, GA
LOCATION: Split Tree Farm is located 20 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 100 miles NW of Atlanta in the NW Georgia mountains. Click on map page.
TUITION COST: Early birds save at $75 before Oct. 10; $85 after; tuition credit refunds only toward future STF-produced weekends after Oct 27; no food refunds after Oct. 27. Single dance/workshops if space is available at $10/hour plus food cost with advance registration by phone or email. Split Tree supports educational opportunities and full-time student discounts of 20% are available for tuition only; some full scholarships also are available to professional dancers and dance majors; these are in addition to work scholarships.
WEEKEND REGISTRATION LIMITS: Maximum, 80; minimum required by Oct 15, 40 (we do not anticipate any problem in meeting our minimum for this weekend to make and it is expected to sell out as do most of the Powers weekends. But please assist by registering as early as possible to ensure the continuation and financial viability of these popular dance workshops and dances with Richard Powers--and others). Please copy the PDF flyers and distribute to dance tables and to your friends; Split Tree prefers to pay teachers and musicians rather than the post office and depends on dancers to spread the word.
FOOD (optional): $25 (no single meals
except by advance registration). For Friday night, bring your picnic or
contribute a $3 donation to the Chef Jennifer & Don's fresh bread and hot soup fund.
For $25, five tasty vegetarian buffet meals will be served for outdoor
dining on the decks. Several work exchange dancers are needed for food
preparation, serving and house preparation and clean-up; call the registration office at number
below...or send email to
registrationwaltz03 (at) splittree.org.
Deadline for meal tickets is Monday, Oct. 27. Single meal tickets price: $5 for Sat/Sun breakfasts; $6 for Sat/Sun lunches; and $10 for dinner Saturday night.
LODGING: See housing page for info on motel/BnBs and other nearby housing (Hidden Hollow Lodge at 4 miles and Key West Motel at 10 miles are suggested). There is no charge for tent or RV camping on Split Tree's 200 acres of woods and pasture in the NW Georgia mountains. There are 20 beds and fold-out couch beds( [@] $20/person/night and floor space is available in the house or studio by earliest registration date. The new "behind the barn" cabin has floor space for 6-8 at $10/person/night with full bath. There is also sheltered camping space in a large barn--you need only your warm sleeping bag, air mattress, and pillow. Bring usual camping supplies: pillow, sleeping bag or bedding, air mattress, towel and soap, swimsuit for hot tub, etc.
GENERAL: This is important: Weekend is gender balanced by paired registration. Register with or without a partner but to confirm you we must pair you by male/female or lead/follow to keep this type of couples dance fun for all. Must wear clean non-street, non-marking, soft-sole shoes for dancing. No child care facilities. No pets or alcohol allowed. Avoid strong perfumes. Smoking is discouraged and is not allowed near any building. See general admissions policy link.
Email registrar at registrationwaltz03 (at) splittree.org or leave message for Margaret 706/539-2485.
Workshop capacity: 80, gender
balanced. Come with or without a partner but must be paired for confirmation.
You may sign up as a single person and will be matched with a partner before
final confirmation. Although lead/follow roles are customarily
male/female, reverse gender registrations are accepted.
Pre-requirement: Know a basic turning waltz or dance (any kind). Email waltzlessons (at) splittree.org for into about where you can learn this. We will offer a basic class for beginners Friday, Oct 31, 6-7 pm and waltzing warm-up 7-8 pm at Split Tree; beginners also can practice at the Atlanta Waltz Society's First and Third Sunday Waltz in Decatur, GA--see www.splittree.org/atlantawaltzsociety.htm.
Quick Registration: Complete the form below, copy and email it to registrationwaltz03 (at) [@] splittree.org. And pay electronically via PayPal at the Split Tree web store (for info about this service see www.paypal.com).
The workshop will probably fill through pre-registration so please sign up early.
Adobe PDF one page flyer for printing & distribution or mailing for registration
Out; Wait List registrations only
Click here for convenient PayPal or credit card payment link at STF Web Store
Email, snail mail or fax registration is allowed but the information below must be mailed with a check within seven days after registering to hold a space. Or pay by credit card. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 80 persons. Send check payable to: Split Tree Farm/WW2003, 597 West Cove Road, Chickamauga, GA 30707. Fax: 770.216.1596.
Name (s)_________________________________ Address___________________________
City______________________ State_______ Zip Code____________
Paired with ________________________________ (Must be paired to be confirmed; singles should register but must be balanced by gender or lead/follow to be confirmed; email registrationwaltz03 (at) splittree.org for status)
#___dancers at $75 ($85 after 10/10) each =
#____meal tickets at $25 each=$______
# __ CDs: "live split tree recordings: the waltzes" [@] $10 each = $______
# __ House dorm-style single beds [@] $20 per night per
person = $ _xxx sold out 9/26____ (this is correct
cost; old pink flyer is not correct)
(these are in dorm rooms with access to any of 3 house baths/showers or 2 outside showers)
(new) # __ Barn cabin w/full bath floor space for 6-8 [@] $10 per night per person = $ ______
Grand total: $___________. Credit refunds only after Oct. 27.
Deadline for meal tickets is Monday, Oct. 27. Single meal tickets price: $5, Sat/Sun breakfasts; $6, Sat/Sun lunches; and Saturday dinner is $10.
Individual dancing/workshops: $10/hour if space available; Sat night ball, $25/person. Call for reservations: Split Tree office at 706.539.2485.
Shelter plans: House/studio floor space ____________ Barn space__________ (A mattress of wood shavings) Pasture tenting________ Bed_xxx-sold out 9/26_____ (limited; $20/person/night) Barn cabin w/shower-bath _____ ($10/person/night -- limit 8 on floor) Motel/BnB_____________ Other?______________
FLIGHT INFO: Nearest public airport is Chattanooga (45 minutes); Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville airports are about 2-3 hours and usually some rides can be found with the help of dancers in nearby cities.
Visit Split Tree's waltz page with links to many waltz web pages, including Atlanta Waltz Society's 1st & 3rd Sunday Waltzing dances.
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