Christmas Party December 20 brings Term 4 to a close

An invitation to current, past and prospective students and friends of the Early Dance Consort – our Christmas Party will be held on Thursday 20th December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, at the usual class venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.  Please come and join us to celebrate with  a little festive dancing, a look at the dances we’ve been learning this year, and to catch up with old friends.

As is the custom, we welcome contributions for the table (simple finger food, non-alcoholic drinks – we’ll provide cups, plates &c). Hope to see you there.

Best wishes for a lovely Christmas – New Year and holiday season,

Fiona & John.

Summer Course 2019

In 2019 we celebrate our 10th Summer
Course, first held in 2010. New and returning
students are invited to explore and enjoy a
selection of dances from the Renaissance,
Baroque, and 18th Century eras, in all their
elegance and vigour. They can tell us much
about society, fashion, and music of the past, and provide a context for more recent dance forms, all part of the universal human desire to express joy through music and movement.

The course runs from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th January, between 9.15am and 3.45pm each day. The venue is 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney (close to trains and buses at North Sydney Station).

For more information see Summer 2019 or download a PDF brochure and enrolment form.

  • Please note that there is an early-bird enrolment period ending on Friday 21st December, so don’t miss out. 

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