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. 

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

Mid-Winter Ball Friday 8 July 2016

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Dear Students & Friends,

We’re having our 2016 Mid-Winter Ball on Friday 8 July, 6.30-9.30pm,
& would be delighted if you can come and join us in some July jollity.
Friends & family are always welcome.
Wear warm, festive clothing or costume, & dancing shoes.
Bring a plate of simple finger food &/or drink (non-alcoholic) to share.
We’ll provide tea/coffee, cups, plates &c.

Hope to see you there!
Best wishes from
Fiona & John.

The Early Dance Consort
Entry $15 ($5 children) – please RSVP by 6 July
9416 5765 | 0400 104 969
enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au
www.earlydanceconsort.com.au

PDF Invitation