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
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
In case you can’t make it to the Summer Course, don’t despair – we’ll be holding our evening classes in North Sydney again next year, commencing on February 4. Full details on our Classes page or download a PDF brochure.
Evening Classes in Court Dance 2016
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
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
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.
The Early Dance Consort Summer Course in Early Dance 2015
We’re holding our 6th annual Summer Course in Early Dance in January, running during the day from Wednesday 7 January to Friday 9 January. The theme is Early Dance from Courtly to Comic, embracing both formal and light-hearted dances from the extensive repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque.
The Course will conclude with a Summer Ball, to which all Students and Friends are most welcome.
Full details about the course at
2014 EDC Christmas Party, 6.30pm Thursday 18 December, 181 Blues Point Rd, North Sydney
Our evening Classes come to an end this Thursday evening with a little Christmas Party... so consider yourself invited, whether student, friend, family, or aficionado of early dance.
6.30pm, Thursday 18 December 2014, at 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
´Tis the season to get together with our dear friends and supporters, to celebrate a year of ancient dancing, and shake a leg or two. We’d love to see you if you have the time. You know the routine – a plate of finger food &/or drink to share (cups, plates &c provided). There is no charge, and as ever, friends, family members and anyone with an interest in early dance are all most welcome.
Hope you can make it if you’re in the vicinity.
With best wishes from Fiona & John.
The Early Dance Consort Mid-Winter Ball 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 6.30pm-9.30pm, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney
Yes, Dear EDC Students and Friends,
A Winter Ball is long overdue…
So this year you are warmly invited to join us for some festive and
footloose frolics (of the Renaissance & Baroque variety) amongst friends. The details: 6.30pm on Friday 4th July, in the usual class venue – 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
Hope to see you there, with the usual plate of finger food and/or drink to share (we’ll provide tea/coffee, cups, plates &c).
Please don’t forget that it is on a Friday evening this time.
Entry $15 ($5 children)
And we’d appreciate an RSVP by Wed 2 July so we have an idea of numbers.
With best wishes,
Fiona & John.
(02) 9416 5765 | 0400 104 969 | firstname.lastname@example.org
While we lament the shrinking number and size of classical music retail stores (and the annoyingly inapt classification of all music by “song” and “artist” rather than by “composer” and “work”), the online music business has provided some fringe benefits for early dancers. Instead of having to buy a whole CD just for the odd track used in class, now it is possible to be selective, preview individual tracks and be (almost) instantly gratified with a download.
Of course there’s nothing like the pleasure of browsing in a serious music shop, and buying real CDs for quality of recording and supporting information. So don’t forget to support our local music stores such as Fish Fine Music (http://www.fishfinemusic.com.au/) and the ABC Shops in Sydney, which in turn support local artists and the classical recording industry.
See http://www.naxos.com/buyonline.asp for an international list of retail and online suppliers.
For downloads we suggest:
Classics Online (http://www.classicsonline.com/)
Bigpond Music (http://bigpondmusic.com/) with unmetered downloads for its internet customers
(Amazon sells physical CDs, but its music downloads are not available in Australia)