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Renaissance Dancers - Evening Classes in Court Dance 2018Dancing for Spring - Tra la (with apologies to G & S)

Term 4 Evening Classes commence on Thursday 18 October, and run for 10 weeks up to our Christmas Party on 20 December. Visit our Classes page for links to information about classes and the benefits of early dance, along with details about what to wear, and  the 2018-2019  Schedule and 2018 Class Brochure PDF.

Summer Course 2019 - advance notice - our tenth (!) Summer Course will be held from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 January, at the usual North Sydney venue, 181 Blues Point Road. Details in preparation.


High Heels & Ghillies - Performance Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm in Macedon, Victoria.
A concert of music & dance from 18th-Century Scotland and France, presented by Evergreen Ensemble, under the direction of Shane Lestideau.
Beautiful instrumental and vocal works from the French Baroque period, Breton circle dances, Highland airs, and Scottish baroque jigs and reels. With special guests Fiona Garlick and John Barnard - baroque dancers & directors of Australia’s Early Dance Consort.

High Heels & Ghillies FlierShane Lestideau: Baroque violin, direction
David Rabinovici: Baroque violin & viola
Natasha Kraemer: Baroque cello
Myriam Arbouz: Soprano (France)

Fiona Garlick & John Barnard: Baroque dance

Dance in 18thC Scotland was strongly influenced not only by its own traditional dance repertoire, but by the French court. Dances such as the Sarabande, Corrente and Minuet were coupled with Scottish jigs and reels to form sonatas or suites. In France itself, a huge diversity of dance styles could be found between the balletic fashions of the royal courts of Louis XIV and the popular dances of the country villages. Evergreen Ensemble, with violins, cello, and the glorious voice of Myriam Arbouz, invite you to follow the intricate steps of these marvellous dancers as they wind their way down from the Highlands to Edinburgh and Versailles, Brittany, and the Centre of France. (See for information about other performances.)

Sun 27 May, 2:30pm, Church of the Resurrection Cnr Honour Avenue and Mount Macedon Road, Macedon, Victoria 3440. Bookings:  

 Term 2 Evening Classes in Court Dance will begin on Thursday 3 May, and run for 10 weeks to July 5. The venue is at 181 Blues Point, North Sydney. Take a look at our Classes page for links to full information about the classes and the benefits of learning early dance, along with details about what to wear, the full 2018 Schedule and Class Brochure PDF. Hope to see you there.

2018 Summer Course image2018 Summer Course in Early Dance
Our 9th Summer Course was held from 10 -12 January (Wednesday to Friday) at the usual venue in North Sydney. Follow link for full details or see 2018 Summer Brochure and enrolment form.

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