Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held following the Regency dance workshop on 14th November in St Albans
Regency dances for Jane Austen
a dance workshop by Anne Daye
Saturday 14th November 2015 10 am – 4 pm
St Stephen's Church Hall, Watling Street, St Albans, AL12PX
This workshop will offer an insight into the life of Jane Austen through the dances she that she knew. Anne has extensively researched the Austen family music books and letters as well as the novels. The dances taught will be a selection of country dances, cotillions and reels from Anne's ongoing researches. The Austen Allegros have recorded the music that will be used.
Cost per person: £10.00 for members of DHDS or Herts Early Dance.
£15.00 for non-members.
The DHDS AGM 2015 will follow this workshop.
To reserve a place, contact Jan Guyatt
From Six to Twenty-four: German figure dances of 1835
Saturday 21st November – Sunday 22nd November 2015, 10 am – 5 pm
ISTD2 Dance Studios, First Floor Studio, 346 Old Street, London, EC1 9NQ
Dances from Der selbstlehrende Tanzmeister by J. F. Häcker, a German Source of 1835. In the first decades of the 19th century new dances like "Kegelquadrille" for 9 dancers, "Seize" for 8 couples "Vingt quatre" for 12 couples or "Doppel Ecossoise" for two connected longways offered a large range of new possible figures. Still using some of the late 18th century dance steps the focus of these dances moved to ingenious ways of letting a large number of dancers form beautiful new patterns.
Tutor: Isabel Suri, Switzerland. Well-known for her extensive experience and understanding of these dances, Isabel will guide participants through the figures and steps with great skill and enjoyment.
Students will benefit from attending both days, but participation on one day only is possible.
Places are limited so book early to guarantee your place.