Known World Dance Symposium

June 28 – July 1, 2007 in Seattle’s University District

KWDS VII (2009) will run from about 6 pm Thursday July 2 until about 5:30 pm Sunday July 5 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (between Toronto and Niagara Falls).

The sixth biennial Known World Dance Symposium was held in Seattle, Washington on the campus of the University of Washington. Our focus was historical dance up through 1651. The symposium featured instruction in particular dances, presentations on research and reconstruction, dance performances, social dancing, and more!

An online version of the proceedings is now available.

There are a few remaining copies of the paper proceedings, which can be purchased for $10 USD plus shipping ($5 USD in the USA). E-mail kwds.proceedings@earlydance.info for details.

We now have longer streaming video clips from the Saturday evening dance and Sunday Caroso Ball.

About the symposium

KWDS 2007 was organized by the Seattle branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), the Barony of Madrone; and by the Pacific Northwest regional branch, the Kingdom of An Tir. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more.

The event was hosted at the Dance Program of the University of Washington.

Questions about KWDS 2007? Write to kwds.questions@earlydance.info.