Term 3 Classes begin 26 July

Winter was traditionally the season for courtly dancing, so why not join us in Term 3?  You’re welcome to try the first class free of charge.  No prior dance experience required, nor do you need to bring a partner.  A delightful selection of dances from the English, French and Italian courts provides a little exercise ranging from sedate to surprisingly energetic – for mind as well as body!

Classes commence at 6.15pm on Thursday 26 July, in North Sydney (181 Blues Point Road).  For full details go to http://earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm

Image of courtly Renaissance couple dancing
Evening Classes in Court Dance 2018

Evening classes end with Christmas Party 14 December

Our evening classes for 2017 will conclude with a Christmas Party  on Thursday 14 December, 6.30-9.00pm, at the usual class venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
All welcome – students past, present and future (no ghosts!) and friends – to come and join us to celebrate another year of early dancing and mark the festive season in good company, with a little food & drink, conversation and dancing.
Attire: Festive, with dance shoes.  As usual, please bring a plate of simple finger food or something non-alcoholic drink-wise to share. Cups and plates supplied.
Hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Fiona & John.

EDC 2017 Mid-Winter Bastille Ball 14 July

The Early Dance Consort 2017 Mid-Winter Bastille Ball, 14 July
The Early Dance Cconsort’s 2017  Mid-Winter Bastille Ball 14 July, in North Sydney

Dear EDC Students & Friends,
Our Mid-Winter Ball falls on Bastille Day this year, so what better opportunity to celebrate with French dances of the Ancien Régime plus one or two from La Révolution?
It will be on Friday 14 July, 2017 from 7-10pm (later than usual), at the usual venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
Dress for dancing (and warmth) to match the Tricolore or French-inspired costume if you can.
Confrères welcome, and please bring some simple finger food &/or drink (non-alcoholic) to share (we’ll provide cups, plates &c), in the spirit of égalité.
Hope to see you there!
Best wishes from
Fiona & John.

RSVP 12 July 0400 104 969 | enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au
Entry $15 ($5 children)
Invitation


Term 1 Classes Begin Thursday February 2

The Early Dance Consort’s Term 1 Evening Classes in Court Dance begin at 6.15pm on Thursday February 2, and run for 10 weeks until April 6, at 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.

For full details go to http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm where you will find links to the 2017 schedule and venue information, details of what to wear.  We also offer some suggestions as to why anyone would want to learn about Renaissance and Baroque dance – amongst them the unique combination of history, music, manners, and social exercise for minds and bodies.

A PDF brochure (177 KB)  is available at http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/PDF/EDC_Class_Brochure_2017.pdf

BACH CELLO SUITES and THE DANCE

F&J_R_hands_webWhat better way to deepen our appreciation of the dance movements of the Bach Suites than through dance itself?  Baroque cellists Rosanne Hunt and Josephine Vains and baroque violinist Shane Lestideau collaborate with Fiona Garlick and John Barnard of Sydney’s Early Dance Consort in an exquisite program of works by Bach, Lully, Couperin, Marais and Scottish composers of the eighteenth century.

Baroque dancers
Fiona Garlick  John Barnard

Cellists
Rosanne Hunt
Josephine Vains

Violinist
Shane Lestideau

Special guest violinist
Elizabeth Wallfisch

Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville (Melbourne)
$35 Adult  $25 Concession
Children 12 and under FREE

Bookings  www.trybooking.com/LUFO

Enquiries phone 0412 957 510 or bachcelloseries@yahoo.com.au

Baroque Dance Workshop

Menuet_baroque_danceSunday August 21, 2-5pm

Join Fiona Garlick and John Barnard of Sydney’s Early Dance Consort as they lead you into the elegant world of French baroque dance.

If you love Baroque music, you may have wondered what a
Minuet, Sarabande or Gavotte might look and feel like to dance.
This workshop is the perfect opportunity to step back to the baroque era for a taste of the French noble dances which graced European ballrooms and theatres for nearly a century, and gave the baroque suite its character.
Fiona Garlick and John Barnard will guide you in the technique and distinctive qualities of a selection of baroque dance types, and demonstrate excerpts from original choreographies of the era.

Sunday August 21, 2-5pm
Pleasance House
Level 4/178 Collins Street, Melbourne
Adult $65 / Concession $55
Earlybird discount $55 / $45 if booked before July 29
Bookings http://www.trybooking.com/MBBD
enquiries@earlydanceconsort or 0400 104 969
www.earlydanceconsort.com.au

No previous experience or partner required

Clothing: Loose & comfortable to allow freedom of movement
(avoid tight skirts or trousers) Shoes: Lightweight, secure, and
comfortable shoes with low heel or flat, preferably without a rubber
sole. These could be ballet flats, jazz or character shoes, or
lightweight street shoes.

Flyer PDF