"When people discover that I take baroque dance classes, there's usually some curiosity, and also some misunderstanding about what it involves (my mother asked "Is it, y'know funny dancing?"). This page is a distillation of conversations in pubs in which I have tried to describe exactly what this uncommon hobby of mine involves.
Baroque dances are historical dances. That is, they are dances which went out of fashion long ago. Today both amateurs and professionals are performing reconstructions of old dances, mainly the social dances, from at least as far back as the 12th century, right though until the early 20th century. There are also new dances being choreographed in old styles. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Early Dance
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