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(CZ) Baroque dance workshop with Robert Le Nuz (16-19 Feb 2017)

Contributed by admin on Dec 27, 2016

Location: Prague

"Historical dance workshop will focuse on reconstruction of Sarabande d'Issé, theatrical dance for a couple (man and woman). Among different versions of this choreography of sarabande à deux, extract from Issé by Destouches, we have chosen to work on the choreography created by Mr. Pécour and notated by Mr. Gaudrau (1713). ...


(US) International Dance Summer School - European and American Ballroom Dances from the Period 1800-1900 (6-12 Aug 2017)

Contributed by admin on Nov 25, 2016

Location: Højskolen Snoghøj, Denmark

"At the end of the 18th century, English Longways Dances dominated the ballrooms, but from the year 1800 new dances were introduced: Francaises, big Quadrilles like Lanciers, Eugenie Quadrille and the exciting Country and Contra Dances.  ...


(RU) "The St. Petersburg - Prague Double Vintage Dance Week" (24 Jun-1 Jul 2017)

Contributed by admin on Nov 22, 2016

"We invite you to join us for an incredible two-week festival, The St. Petersburg - Prague Double Vintage Dance Week in 2017. Densely filled with adventures, the St. Petersburg and Prague weeks will be the historical dance event of the decade! Richard Powers, Hannelore Unfried and Boris Stratilatov will be our teachers in St. Petersburg. In addition to dance classes, the program includes dancing evenings, a midnight jazz dance cruise, summertime walking through St. Petersburg, a traditional Russian dance picnic, the 19th Century Grand Ball in a magnificent palace, and the fabled White Nights of St. Petersburg, when it's still twilight at midnight.  ...


(UK) Historical Dance Society (HDS): "A Handefull of Pleasant Delites" (Crowcombe, Somerset UK, 27-29 Jan 2017)

Contributed by admin on Nov 22, 2016

"An Elizabethan Revel: Dancing, Music, Masking & Other Delights to Drive the Cold Winter Away

This event is open to all ‒ both experienced dancers and those with only an emergent interest in Elizabethan dances. The programme will be led by Anne Daye and Ann Hinchliffe from the Historical Dance Society. ...


(IT) Early Dance Post: "20 years of dreams, 1996- 2016" (26 Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Oct 02, 2016

"Rome in Italy

To celebrate 20 years of 19th century dances here in Rome, under the expert guidance of Maestro Paolo Di Segni, we will welcome you at the Auditorium delle Fornaci, just off St. Peter’s square.

The musicians of the Orchestra del Teatro della Memoria will accompany our steps, with their usual flair and good humor: the  Maestri, we know from experience, are quite ready  to join us on the dance floor! ...


(IT) Early Dance Conference: "Il mondo di Gennaro Magri: Danza, musica e opera a Napoli, nell’Europa dei Lumi" (6-8 Oct 2016)

Contributed by admin on Sep 29, 2016

"A three day event with focus on Dance, music and opera in the Europe of Enlightenment

Hosted in some of the most fascinating historical buildings in the city of Naples (Teatro di San Carlo, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena) the international conference  Il mondo di Gennaro Magri: Danza, musica e opera a Napoli, nell’Europa dei Lumi will take place from October 6 to 8, centering on the figure of the famous choreographer active during the 18th century as maître de ballet at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and author of Trattato teorico-pratico di ballo (Napoli 1779). ...


(ES) Xuriach Dance Courses with Anna Romaní at the d’Història de Catalunya (8,15,22,29 Jan, 5 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 20, 2015

Location: Museo d’Història de Catalunya, Pl. de Pau Vila, 3 (Palau de Mar), 08003 BARCELONA

Xuriach in collaboration with the Museum of History of Catalonia, proposes an annual course on ancient dance of the masters of dance between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries which have reached us through treaties and manuscripts, or through forms of oral tradition. ...


(US) Dance Magazine Article: "Google Now Lets You Travel the Dance World" (by Kristin Schwab, 04 Dec 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

"If I could dream up the most epic vacation for myself, it would be to travel from city to city to see every major dance company and historical dance site. (Hey boss, do you think this could count as a business trip?) Okay, so I’m going to assume that’s not really in the cards for me right now. But Google’s new Cultural Institute can get us a little closer to The Dream. Its arts “museum” went live this week, and there are plenty of dance (and fine arts, and opera, and music) goodies to explore.  ...


(DE) EarlyDance.org Calendar

Contributed by admin on Dec 05, 2015

A reminder to those of you who are early dance enthusiasts to visit the EarlyDance.org site for the list of upcoming dance dates, classes and concerts. EarlyDance.org is a central hub to the early dance community and is quite active. ....


(UK) Dance Books - Slightly Battered Books at Seriously Bargain Prices

Contributed by admin on Nov 24, 2015

(From a recent Dance Books newsletter)

"We've had a few titles returned to us by a defunct wholesaler which are not in quite good enough condition to sell new, so we're offering them at bargain prices - a third or less of the recommended retail price.

They have very minor defects to the covers - the odd scuff, bent corner, etc., but are internally in very good condition. ...


(PL) 16th “Cracovia Danza” Court Dance Festival (26 Jul -- 1-2 Aug 2015) -- UPDATE

Contributed by admin on Jul 29, 2015

(From a recent newsletter)

"XVI Court Dance Festival "Cracovia Danza" is at the halfway point. In the Villa Decius on its third day of the workshop of ancient dances from different parts of the world, which includes over 150 participants. They will present their new skills during the Friday demonstration on stage at the Villa Decius and on Saturday and Sunday in the Main Square. ...


(UK) The Stage: "Most professional dancers ‘earn less than £5k a year’" (by Matthew Hemley - 24 Jul 2015)

Contributed by admin on Jul 28, 2015

"More than half of professional dancers earn less than £5,000 a year from their performance work, according to a new survey.

The statistics also show that around 50% of dancers’ jobs pay less than the minimum wage, and that 70% of dancers have performed in “unsuitable work environments” in the past 12 months. ...


(DE) early-dance.de -- Hub to Early Dance

Contributed by admin on Jul 28, 2015

Just a reminder for those of you who have interests in early dance. "early-dance.de" is a large early dance "hub" where you can find many workshop locations, dates as well as early dance courses. There is a large network of contributors and the website's owner/admin Stefan Kühn does wonderful work with his daily updates.

"There are more early dance events than you thought! Browse the calendar and discover exciting balls, performances and workshops all around the world.  ...