Summer School A: The 18th Century Ballroom
Saturday 3rd – Tuesday 6th August
Days 1 & 2: Elegant and lively 18th century Contredanses and Cotillons: group dances using material from De la Cuisse's Le Repertoire des Bals (1762-65) and Magny's Principes de Chorégraphie (1765).
Day 3: The transition from Cotillon to Quadrille with dances from Landrin's Pot Poury Francois (c1760-85).
Suitable for those with limited or no dance experience.
Days 1 & 2: the most demanding and rewarding of ballroom dances, with choreographed minuets from Tomlinson's The Art of Dancing (1735) and Magny's Principes de Chorégraphie (1765).
Day 3: A minuet for performance at court, L'Abbé's Prince Frederick (1725).
Suitable for those with dance experience.
Dances from these courses will be performed at the Georgian Ball for which there will also be two workshops by Anne Daye.
The course runs from Saturday evening, with a welcome dinner, through to Tuesday evening. Participants may sign up for one, two or all three days. The Ball is included.
Moira Goff researches, reconstructs, performs and teaches court and theatre dances of the 18th century. She has given many performances in the UK and elsewhere, and has published widely. Her book The Incomparable Hester Santlow was published in 2007
'... It exemplifies dance scholarship of a rare kind … the book's detail is marvellous.' New York Times
She is currently re-creating John Weaver's The Loves of Mars & Venus.
Sasza Zargowski trained in modern ballroom dancing and has taught both social and competitive styles within the genre. In 2005 he began practical research by working backwards through the history of ballroom dance, from the Swing Era to the Baroque. Sasza is now teaching vintage and historical dance, and in 2012 gave his first workshops for DHDS.