Title of Flame Tree Ball with the Capital Letters of F, T, and B looking like stylised trees on flame

La danse a la ville. Les gens dansent.

Ronde de Dame et de Seigneurs devant le roi Charles VII et la Reine. Miniature du Roman de la Violette (XVeime siecle)

Flame Tree Ball XXIV

plus: Innilgaard Rapier Incursion!

Date: Saturday 25th May 2024
Location: Russell Vale Community Hall  (36A Keerong Ave, Russell Vale NSW 2517)
Event steward: Hauptmann Jochen Schwalbe

Event Timetable:

9:00am – Site Opens for setup 10:00am – Rapier Workshops 1:00pm – Dance Practice starts 5:00pm – Ball Starts 10:00pm – End of Event 11:00pm – Close of Hall

Event Prices:

Adults – $30
Child 10 to <18 years – $15
Child <10 years – Free
Family Rate – $70
(Family rate is for 2 adults and their non-adult dependents)
Musicians Rate – $20
Rapier Workshop ONLY – $5

2024 Flame Tree Ball Dance Set List

Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Court Set – Known World Four
Known World Pavane
Known World Galliard
Jouyessance Vous Donneray Tourdion
Hearts Ease
Rufty Tufty
Gelosia – Lords then Ladies
La Castellana
The Wherligig
Jenny Plucks Pears
Ballo del Fiore (Il Ballarino)
Cutte Bransles.
La Guerre
Lorayne Allemande
Set 4 Set 5 Set 6

Petit Vriens
Ly Bens Distonys
Bransle de l’Official
(Officers Bransle)
Sergeants Bransles
(Unofficial Bransle)
Sans Serif

The Merry Merry Milke Maids
Horses Bransles (then Sharks)
Sharks (Horses Bransles variation)
Gathering Peascods

Queens Allemande
Picking of Sticks
Saltarello la Regina

Set 7 Set 8
Black AllemandeChiara StellaNewcastle

Bear Dance

All requests, including repeat dances
until ball closes
Ent Subtlety served at Flame Tree Ball X with fruit tarts made to look like red leaves of a Flame TreeIntermission: If All the World Were PaperThis year’s Arts & Sciences Competition will be making something out of paper!

The competition will open at the beginning of dance practice (1pm) and close at the serving of the second remove. Paper, tools, and scholarly material on period uses of paper will be provided. Entrants may also bring their own if they wish. Entrants may conduct additional research prior to the event, but competition entries must be constructed on the day. There will be separate competitions for adults and children.

A panel of judges will evaluate entries for (a) creativity in the use of paper; (b) faithfulness to period techniques; (c) quality of construction; and (d) Adoranness. Winners will be announced on the night and receive a token in appreciation of their efforts.

If you are not an SCA Member, or do not provide proof of SCA Membership at the event (e.g. membership card or payment receipt), it is a requirement to pay event insurance of $10 for adults or $5 for minors (<18 years) in addition to the above prices.

To make a booking please email adorabookings@gmail.com.

Our Bookings Officer, Eir cam abainn (Alexis Holmes), will contact you with the EFT payment details and booking reference. If you have any queries please email adorabookings@gmail.com.

Bardic Competition Prize for FlameTree Ball in AS L in the shape of a wallhanging of a Flametree

Bardic Competition Prize for FlameTree Ball in AS L in the shape of a wallhanging of a Flametree

Bookings have been extended to the 23rd May 2024. We prefer payments made by EFT by this date but contact the booking officers if alternate arrangements need to be made. Upon receipt of your booking request, we will send the details to make EFT payment. Late bookings may be made, but payment information must be shown for attendance.

If you find you cannot attend the event, please let us know as soon as possible before the event date. Refunds will be given at any time in cases of emergency, injury, sickness or Covid-like symptoms. For any other reason, a refund will be arranged if you let us know by the booking date. Participants are reminded that if they are unwell or showing cold or flu-like symptoms, they must not attend.

Note that this page is a permanent place holder for the Flame Tree Ball and will hold either the most recently held or upcoming details for the next Flame Tree Ball to be held. Prior events are moved to a separate page when the details for the next Flame Tree Ball are entered onto this page. For information on previous Flame Tree Balls please visit any of the following pages: Flame Tree Ball in 2023; Flame Tree Ball in 2022; Flame Tree Ball in 2019; Flame Tree Ball in 2018; Flame Tree Ball in 2017; Flame Tree Ball in 2016.