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Mid-Winter Ball - 4 July 2024 - North Sydney

EDC Mid-Winter Ball, 4 July 2024, North Sydney

The Early Dance Consort invites you to our
end-of-term Ball:
Thursday 4 July 2024, 6.15 for 6.30 pm—9.30 pm
181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney
(the usual class venue)
Please wear warm and festive attire
suitable for dancing,
and bring some easy finger food to share
or some drink (no alcohol).
Cups & plates provided.
Enrolled students: no charge.
 Guests: $10 entry (cash/OSKO)
Hope you can join us for some Winter Revelry.
Warm wishes,
Fiona & John.

 

EDC Classes 2024 Image of Renaissance Dance

Term 3 Evening Classes in Court Dance will begin on Thursday July 25, and run for 10 clases to September 26. We would like to remind you that the first class is free to try. Please confirm that you plan to come along, providing a mobile number and email address if you are new to the class.
See our 2024 Class brochure for printable information or visit Classes and Schedule pages for details.

Term 2 Evening Classes in Court Dance began on Thursday May 2, in North Sydney. Term 2 runs for 10 classes up to July 4, when there will be our Mid-Winter Ball (see above). We would like to remind you that the first class is free to try. Please confirm that you plan to come along, providing a mobile number and email address if you are new to the class.

Our Evening Classes in Court Dance resumed for 2024 on Thursday February 1, in North Sydney. Term 1 ran for 10 classes up to April 11 (with no class on February 15). 
See our 2024 Class brochure for printable information or visit Classes and Schedule pages for full details.

 

Recent

Summer Post-script: We had a wonderful group for the Course, with students coming from far and near. The steps and elegant figures of a charming Passepied and a Bourree (both from original 18th C notations) emerged over the three days, along with some sweeping English Country Dances and a French Contredanse for relaxation.

EDC Summer Course 2024 image & heading
Our SUMMER COURSE 2024 - Beguiling Baroque is planned for Wednesday 3 January to Friday 5 January, 9.15am to 3.45pm, in North Sydney. EDC Summer 2024 Brochure & Enrolment Form are now available to peruse & download as needed.

The Spring Ball - the first such event for 4 years since COVID - was on November 16. We have missed seeing so many friends in that time. Thank you to all those who came along, and especially to our wonderful musicians, Bridgitte and Fiona, who played some special dances for us.  

EDC Spring Ball 2023 image*

An Invitation to a Ball to Celebrate the Spring
(which seems to have been somersaulting into Summer)
Date Thurs 16 November 2023 (=Term 4 Week #6)
Time 6.15 for 6.30pm—9.30pm
Place 181 Blues Point Rd, North Sydney (Class venue)
Entry Free for currently enrolled students
$10 for visitors/friends (See Invitation for payment options)
Wear Spring colours, costume if desired, dance shoes
 essential, but try to avoid high heels or trailing skirts
Bring Finger food (ready to eat) or
non-alcoholic drink (cups, plates &c provided)
RSVP: 11 November, 2023 SMS 0400 104 969
E enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au

 * The illustration is from a 1599 treatise on dance & gymnastics -
please do not try this at home

EDC Evening Classes 2023 image
CLASS UPDATE Evening Classes resume for Term 4 at 6.15pm on October 12, at 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney. The term will run for 10 weeks until 14 December, when we will have a little Christmas-End-of-Year gathering. Week 6 of the term, November 16, will be our Spring Ball - the first such event for 4 years since COVID. We have missed seeing so many EDC friends in that time, so we hope that you'll be able to make it. 

Please let us know if you'd like to come along to Classes, and/or to the Ball.
See Classes for general information, and Schedule for more details about location, dates (including for 2024 classes), times etc. 2024 Class Brochure

Term 3 -  Evening Classes resumed for Term 3 at 6.15pm on July 20, in North Sydney. The term ran until 21 September, but was only 9 classes, with no class on August 3 due to a performance engagement.
Beginners welcome - no experience or partner needed. Drop us a line if you'd like to come along. See Classes for general information, and Schedule for more details about location, dates, times etc.
2023 Class Brochure PDF

Term 2 - with apologies - our evening class on May 4 was cancelled due to COVID. Classes resumed on May 11.

After a successful Term 1, and - we hope - a relaxing time over Easter, our Term 2 Evening Classes will resume on Thursday 27 April, at 6.15pm, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney. The term will run for 10 weeks, until 29 June. Please let us know if you'd like to come along. See Classes for general information, and Class Schedule for more details about location, dates, times etc.
2023 Class Brochure

Evening Classes recommenced for 2023 at 6.15pm on February 2, in North Sydney. The term ran for 10 weeks, until 6 April. See Classes for general information, and Class Schedule for more details about location, dates, times etc. 2023 Class Brochure

Our Summer Course 2023 "Back to baroque" was held in North Sydney January 4-6. Thanks to all those wonderful devotees of early music and dance who came from far and wide to share their talent and enthusiasm, and learn some elegant and energetic dances from early 18th century France and England.

 

EDC Summer Course in Court Dance 4-6 January 2023
Our 2023 Summer Course in Early Dance  will be held in North Sydney Wednesday 4-Friday 6 January. The Theme is "Back to baroque". Follow link for more details.

 

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