Bal d’Argent

13th July 2024

selection from the painting “Hunting with falcons at the court of Philip the Good” From ‘A History of Costume in the West’ by Francois Boucher. pub Thames and Hudson pg 211 Versailles, Museum (Photo P.J. Oxenaar)

Come to Bal d’Argent, the premier dance event of Lochac! In the depths of Winter, don your finest garb in White, Red and Blue, and dance the evening away in the most beautiful Barony of Innilgard. Musicians and Performers join the Dancers in creating a night to Remember!

Bal d’Argent is a Revel type event, with classes (garb optional) in the morning and afternoon (lunch provided), and a garbed ball with entertainment and a light supper in the evening. The theme of the event is dance, music and performance. There will also be board games such as chess, backgammon, tablero and others available for those that enjoy them.

There is a garb competition (best garb in White, Red and Blue) and the Dance Guild of Lochac (Guild of the Silver Rondel) will be holding dance competitions. Musicians and performers are encouraged to showcase their skills.

The Junction Community Centre, 2A May Tce., Ottoway, SA 5013

Timetable (to be updated as classes are filled):

TimeMain HallTraining RoomSmall RoomKitchen
10-11Dance class?
(Silver Rondel Meeting?)Tea/coffee
11-12Dance class

12-13Dance class
M/P/OtherLunch prep
14-15Step Stately – dancing for those with disabilities. Collette de HarcourtMusic/PerformanceM/P/OtherCleanup
15-16Dance classMusic/PerformanceM/P/OtherDinner prep
16-17Dance class(Silver Rondel Meeting?)M/P/OtherDP, Tea/coffee
17-18Break and Preparation time
18-19Ball (including Rondel competition dances) Light supper buffet Entertainments every 30 min or so as availableLight supper
20-21Clean up
21-22End, pack down

If you are interested in running a class on dance, music, singing, games or other entertainment, please contact the Steward, Collette de Harcourt, or Deputy Steward, Mariota Blackwood.

.Competition dances:

ClassDanceSteps/Music available at
Non-rondelJenny Plucks PearsEstienne’s Country Dance Book (
GroupNewcastleEstienne’s Country Dance Book (
Individual RondelCanarios16th Century Italian Dance (
Individual RondelAmoroso15th Century Italian Dance (
MusiciansLy Bens DistonysLy Bens Distonys (

For Musicians and Aspiring Musicians:

Baroness Annys has kindly offered the use of her instruments (a lute, a harp, a zither, several wooden recorders and flutes, a bombard, two or three drums) for people to use or try out at the event. If you would like to know more about this please contact the Steward.


 FULL EVENTFull Event No FoodClasses OnlyBall Only
SCA YOUTH MEMBER (12-18)25171723
SCA CHILD MEMBER (5-11)freefreefreefree
SCA Child U5freefreefreefree
Non-members: Add $10 for adults or $5 for children

Booking form is available here.
Last date to book is 29th June.

selection from the illustrations in Arbeau’s dance manual Orchesography, 1585