Why are we called the St. Vitus Dancers? As you may know, last year, our dance troupe changed its name to the St. Vitus Dancers. While the reason was legal, the new name still holds a lot of meaning and symbolism for our troupe. To understand the meaning, first you must learn about the actual…Details
All about the Bransle dance style A Bransle (pronounced Brawl in English and also spelled brangle, brawl, brawle, brall(e), braul(e), brantle, or brainle.) is a renaissance dance style from the 16th-century.The word is derived from the French verb branler (to shake). Bransles are the simplest of the known renaissance dances, and usually the first to be taught. History The only detailed sources for the dance…Details
St. Vitus Birthday Party Gig This past weekend, the St. Vitus Dancers had the pleasure of performing at a Hobbit / Monty Python themed party. It was an absolutely blast, and a great way to break in some new members for the upcoming Kansas City Renaissance Festival run. Musicians played music for an hour or…Details
The Supersizers Go… is a BBC television series about the history of food. In the first part of this episode, they explore the food of Elizabethan England.
Non-historic songs we play We’re a renaissance group, so you’d think we’d play strictly renaissance music, right? Well, that’s a tough call to make. You will notice a lot of renaissance festivals are more of a fantasy faire instead of a strictly historic reenactment. There are fairies, dragons, and even carnival rides! So our challenge…Details