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.

Welcome to our website.
Here you will find information about early dance, and news about our performing & teaching activities.  Have a look around, and don't forget our Blog - where you can add your comments and subscribe to updates.

May 2022

2022 Evening Classes Term 2 commenced at 6.15pm on Thursday 28 April, and will run in North Sydney on 10 Thursday evenings to 30 June.
Please see Class Schedule and 2022 Class Brochure for information.
We have a revised COVID-19 Safety Plan to permit some proximity and contact while wearing masks, but will require everyone in attendance - teachers, students and any visitors - to show that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless having a valid medical excuse). Numbers will be restricted, and we encourage wearing masks indoors including during the class. QR check-in will be optional, but hand hygiene, ventilation and cleaning requirements will continue as before.
If you are interested in coming along to the classes, please email your details and let us know that you'd like to attend. We advise you to bring your own water and snacks. As ever, If you are at all unwell, or have been exposed to any recent close contact or other risks, do get a COVID-19 test and stay home, following all NSW Health guidelines.

Our performance with Consort 8: "With Timbrell and Dance" has been re-scheduled for 6.00pm on Saturday 13 August 2022, having been postponed due to the COVID-19 Greater Sydney Lockdown. It will take place at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, as part of its sesquicentenary (150th) Anniversary celebrations. See https://consort8.org/concerts/  for more information.
In the meantime, Consort 8 will be presenting In the Stillness of Time on Saturday 30 April, 6pm, at the same venue, featuring music of Ahle, Caldini, Campion, Cavendish, Dowland, Kogler, Lane, Ravenscroft, Sieg and Tunder. Details & bookings via the link above. 

Please check our News and Blog and Facebook pages for occasional further information. You never know!