“Ellis Rogers has been a folk dancer, morris, rapper and longsword dancer since 1947. He was Squire of Ravensbourne Morris side for two years and their musician for ten. He ran barn dances in venues ranging from Buckingham Palace to the World Conference of Nudists. He was a member of the folk dance team for England and performed annually at the Royal Albert Hall, with his first wife Iris and later with his second wife Chris. He is an Approved Tutor for the English Folk Dance and Song Society and serves on the advisory panel to the Dance Research Committee of the ISTD.
In 1969 Ellis and Chris embarked on historical dancing at the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society summer school, held then in Cheltenham. Chris became a certificated tutor for the Society and she and Ellis together were teachers for the annual Dolmetsch summer school and occasionally for the Nonsuch summer school. They taught 16th century dance and researched, composed and taught baroque dance and notation. They started the group Pastime, in Orpington, to dance all periods from the 15th century to the 19th, and were the regular 'residential' tutors for the Oxford Historical Dance Society when that group first started. They were founder members of the Early Dance Circle. Since 1990 they have concentrated almost entirely on 19th century dance. …”
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