The Silver Serif is the prize of the Guild of the Silver Rondel. It is awarded each year to the winner of the guild dance competition at the Bal d’Argent.
To enter the competition you must be a member of the guild.
The competition is judged by three judges, who each hand out a red and a blue ribbon at the end of each dance. The blue ribbon is for the most technically correct dancer, the red ribbon is for the most appealing and stylish dancer.
There are usually 3 dances in the competition, although sometimes there are 4.
The dancer with the most ribbons at the end of the competition is the winner.
In recent years a separate competition has also been held for the best group, with a single dance to decide the winning group.
The guild also hosts a competition to select the best dancer who is not a guild member at the Bal d’Argent, with a single dance being used to judge this.
We are trying to put together a list of winners of the Silver Serif and other dance competitions.
If you can offer any clues or corrections for this list then please contact the guild secretary with the information.
|Bal||Silver Serif||Group Serif||Non-Rondel||Silver Semibreve|
|2016, Ildhafn||Amoroso, Voltate in Ça Rosina, Parson’s Farewell
William de Cameron and Enith verch Gwylim in a tie
Sympkyn of the Moor, Enith verch Gwylim, William de Cameron and Katherine of Glastonbury
Adrian of Ildhafn
Elizabeth Braithwayte, Elena Harper and Juliana Morosini
|2010, Rowany||Joyessance vous donnerai, Prenes en gres, La fia Guielmina/L’altria Fia Guielmina||Picking of sticks||Saltarello la Regina||Ballo del Fiore|
|2009, Krae Glas||Alliette Delecourt & Will de Witte, in a tie||Del and others???|
|2007, Cairn Fell||Johanna of the Beachwoods|
|2006, Southron Gaard||Leofgar of Southron Gaard||Thurstan, Yolande, Sonya, James|
|2005, KWDS in Rowany||Lynette & Gwommy Anpurpaidh||The Group from Eldermere|
|2004, Aneala||Catherine de Arc||The College of St Basil the Great and Friend|
|2003, St Monica||Hrolfr Hreggvitharsson|
|2002, St Malachy||Sybille la Chatte||The Group from Rowany & maybe a Friend|
|2001, No Bal Held||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2000, St Florian de la Riviere||Mathilde Adycote||Politarchopolis Advanced Dance Interpretation Collective|
|1999, Rowany||Eleanor Lyttelhayles|
|1998, Stormhold||Kenrick Robillard|
|1997, Politarchopolis||Eleanor Lyttelhayles|
|1996, Dismal Fogs|
|1995, Mordenvale||Richard de la Croix|
|1994, Rowany||Eleanor Lyttelhayles and Morwynna Branwent|
|1993, Stormhold||Raoul de Chenonceaux and Miriam Galbraith|
|1992, Politarchopolis||Morag Ameridith ?? (and ??)|
|1991, Llyn Arien|
|1990, Rowany??||Alarice Beatrix von Thal??|
|1988, Politarchopolis||Katherine Ayshford|