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What Exactly Is an Acolyte?

 

Guild Rankings

The guild has a set of requirements which must be fulfilled in order to attain a given ranking within the guild. These are listed below, in order from beginning ranking to most advanced ranking.

Novice "Learning"

  • Actively participate in ten practices
  • Be able to perform three dances

Novitiate "Performing"

  • Dance at one demo or performance
  • Dance at one event
  • Do one service project
  • Be able to perform seven additional dances (ten total)

Acolyte "Beginning to Teach"

  • Dance at one additional demo/performance (two total)
  • Dance at two additional events (three total)
  • Do one additional service project (two total)
  • Be able to perform ten additional dances (20 total) covering English Country, Italian and "walking dances"(bransles, almans, pavannes)
  • Perform a Saltatoris dance from memory (may be part of the above 20)
  • Teach three dances

Journeyman "Teaching"

  • Dance at one additional demo or performance (three total)
  • Run dance at one demo (can be part of the above three)
  • Run dance at two practices
  • Do one additional service project (three total)
  • Teach a dance class at one event
  • Be able to perform fifteen additional dances (35 total) covering English Country, Italian, "walking dances", and Gresley
  • Perform an additional Saltatoris dance from memory (may be part of the above 35, two total Saltatoris dances)
  • Teach nine additional dances (12 total)

Magister/Magistra

  • Run dance at two additional demos (three total)
  • Run dance at three additional practices (five total)
  • Maintain a consistent level of service
  • Teach a dance class at four additional events (five total)
  • Teach eighteen additional dances (30 total): cover English Country, Italian, "walking dances", Gresleyfolk, and SCA choreography; demonstrate both male and female parts, and identify the origin of each dance
  • Reconstruct a dance new to the group from the original source or choreograph a dance in a documented period style
  • Demonstrate dance etiquette and improvisation

Service project: service to the art of dance. This includes, but is not limited to, participating in cleaning night at the guildhall, participating in a remodeling project at the guildhall, coordinating the guild's Pennsic dance class, helping at a dance event (setting up, cleaning up), and participating (by means other than dancing) at a demo or performance.

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This page was last updated on August 29, 2011.