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

2017 Summer Course in Early Dance

2017 Summer Course in Early Dance
January 11-13 (Wednesday to Friday) North Sydney
&
Summer Ball 13 January

For details of our eighth annual Summer Course, see http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/EDC_Archives/EDC_2017/Summer_2017/Summer2017.htm

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

2015 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance, 6-8 January, North Sydney

2016 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance

The Early Dance Consort 2016 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance, 6-8 January, North Sydney

Our 7th Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance is just one month away, 6-8 January, 2016. It’s a great introduction to early dance for musicians, dancers, actors and anyone passionate about social history or period drama. No previous experience or partner required. The course will be held during the daytime in North Sydney, Wednesday to Friday, with a Summer Ball on the evening of Friday 8 January (all welcome). For full details, brochure & enrolment form visit

Summer 2016 

Brochure

Enrolment form

Christmas Party 17 December

EDC Christmas Party 17 Dec 2015, North Sydney

The Early Dance Consort Christmas Party 2015, Thursday 17 December, 6.30pm North Sydney

Dear students & friends,

We’re having a little Christmas/End-of-Year Party on Thursday 17 December, 6.30pm in North Sydney. A relaxed get-together for students past & present, friends & family, and anyone curious about early dance.

No charge, catch up with friends, and celebrate with dance.
Wear something cool & festive + dancing shoes.
Please bring a plate of easy finger food to share (no need for knives/forks) &/or something non-alcoholic to drink. Cups & plates provided.

We’d love you to join us to round off the year. Hope to see you soon.
Happy Christmas/holidays & our best wishes,

John & Fiona.
EDC Christmas Party 2015
Invitation PDF

Term 2 classes begin Thursday 23 April, 6.15pm in North Sydney

Just a reminder that our Term 2 classes are commencing soon… The term runs for 10 weeks, up to and including 25 June. For details see http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm – where there are full details of what, when, where, how much, what to wear, and a PDF brochure to download.