Hotel Radisson in Timonium, MD

2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093

Baltimore, Maryland


The official attendance was 245, probably a record for KWDS

There are many photos and videos on the Facebook event page and on Youtube.

The proceedings are available online via the menu link.

Please see our "News" page for updates. We have info about site fees, paying by PayPal, and reserving hotel rooms via the web.

Come to Known World Music and Dance Symposium to learn the history and outcome of the renowned Spanish Armada. Read the gossip of the day as we take you through the intrigues and dangers of the European royal courts. Learn the dramatic details of the end of the rule of Spain and the beginnings of the domination of the English on the high seas. Each day you will be given two flyers. One an official proclamation and the other a gossip flyer, on the events that lead to the dramatic end one of the greatest sea battles of all time. By the third day you will know of the dramatic details of the defeat of the Spanish fleet of 122 ships by the English fleet of 66. Spread the gossip; learn the details as the folk of the court would have heard it. Make history come to life, if only for a few days.

We will have open dancing/music, hanging out, and registration on Thursday night. Classes start on Friday morning at 9 am and go until 5:30 pm. There will be European musical performances during the day. In the evening, there will be a European ball with open band and a Hafla (Middle Eastern dance party). Saturday we repeat the fun, classes start at 9, there will be performances, a ball and Hafla in the evening. On Saturday, one of the European ball sets will be a choral set where there will be singing as well as instrumental music. Sunday is a shorter day, with classes from  9 am to noon. There will be a final ball, a review of things we learned during the event.

Download the KWDS Flyer (PDF)!