THE EARLY DANCE CONSORT ~ Renaissance & Baroque Dance

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Moulinet figure - baroque dance in the open air Welcome

The Early Dance Consort is a Sydney-based teaching and performing ensemble specialising in early European court dance from the Renaissance to the 18th century.

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August 2021

Once again, dancing is paused during the NSW COVID-19 lockdown. It may be possible to resume our classes at some stage in Term 4, when NSW Health regulations permit and people feel more confident of travel. Keep well and safe, everyone!

2021 Evening Classes
Please see Class Schedule for the 2021 Class Program in North Sydney. We ended Term 2 one week early, anticipating the COVID-19 "Stay at Home" orders, and had hoped to resume at some stage in Term 3.
However, the prevalence of the highly contagious Delta strain has meant that has been out of the question.
So we hope to continue at some point in Term 4, should regulations permit. We will then operate under a new COVID-19 Safety Plan, with physical distancing (hands free of course) observing the usual hygiene precautions and subject to the further advice of the NSW Department of Health. 
It is essential that you let us know if you'd like to attend, as we need to limit numbers, and provide your mobile number and email address. You will need the Service NSW smartphone app to scan our QR code and check in and out of classes, for tracing purposes. We encourage you to get your vaccination, which may become a pre-requisite of attendance at classes. We also strongly advise you to wear a mask when travelling on public transport, and in class if preferred or required, as well as use hand sanitiser regularly. Please bring your own water and snacks, and get a COVID-19 test and stay home if you are at all unwell, or have been exposed to any recent contact, hotspot or travel risks, following all NSW Health guidelines.
See Classes for more info & Schedule for dates & details. PDF Brochure.

We previously announced with pleasure that members of the Early Dance Consort would be appearing in another concert with Consort 8. "With Timbrell and Dance" was planned for 6.00pm on Saturday 7 August, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Greater Sydney Lockdown. A tentative date is yet to be set for this event, to take place at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, as part of its 150th Anniversary celebrations. See  for more information.

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