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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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.

January 2021

Happy New Year 2021! May it be full of hope for peace and health for our species and our planet

2021 Evening Classes
Please see Class Schedule for the 2021 Class Program in North Sydney. Term 1 will begin on Thursday 28 January, and we will continue to operate under a COVID-19 Safety Plan, with physical distancing (hands free of course) observing the usual hygiene precautions and subject to the 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 mobile number and email address. You will need the Service NSW smartphone app to check in and out of classes, for tracing purposes. We 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, and have the COVIDSafe app active on your phone. 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. Brochure in preparation.

Unfortunately the planned 2021 Summer Course 6 to 8 January had to be CANCELLED (as of 31 December 2020) due to the ongoing risks from the Sydney COVID-19 outbreak. A big thank you to all who were planning to come - we will miss seeing you at what was to be our 12th Summer Course. We hope that things will settle down and that there may be other opportunities this year or at least early next.

A note about  Courtly Ayres and Dances, our Concert with Consort 8 at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, on Saturday 19 September 2020. Though the concert is over, it proved a great success with a most enthusiastic reception, you may like to see some videos, provided by Consort 8 - at
We hope to make another appearance with Consort 8 at St Paul's Anglican Church Burwood in mid-2021.

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