Fri 02 - Mon 05Apr2021

Tutor Philippa Waite, Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque

Online via Zoom

Baroque dance is a precursor of Classical ballet from the late 17th to early 18th century, and was danced at royal balls and on the stage

Four, two-hour Steps in Context* workshops per day

11am to 1pm: All Levels, Beginners & Improvers welcome:
A daily workshop covering each of the four dance rhythms of La Bourgogne

2pm to 4pm: Intermediate/Advanced:
Sarabande à Deux I & II (from Tancrède) Friday & Saturday
Entrée pour une femme I & II (Forlane) Sunday & Monday

4.30pm to 6.30: All Levels, Beginners & Improvers welcome:
Minuet from The Address I & II, Friday & Saturday
Chacoon for a Harlequin I & II, Sunday & Monday

7.15pm to 9.15pm: Intermediate/Advanced:
Entrée de matelot I & II, Friday & Saturday
Hornpipe from The Pastorall I & II, Sunday & Monday

*Steps in Context is a mix of:

Technique: focusing on steps and arms needed for the particular dance or extracts.

Reconstruction: Beauchamp-Feuillet Notation, you don’t need to be able to read notation to attend these sessions, but those interested will have the opportunity to reconstruct some dance extracts.

Presentation Skills: includes the use of arms and head plus musical rhythms to enhance performance.

Organiser: Philippa Waite /

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