Class cancellation due to COVID-19

Sadly we have come to the decision to cancel the remaining classes this term, due to the risk of contagion for students travelling to/from and participating in the classes (even hands-free). Check the website later for further updates as to when classes may resume. At this stage it seems unlikely that Term 2 will proceed.

We will miss you. Please keep well, and stay in touch.
All the best,
Fiona & John.

https://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/schedule.htm

Classes 2020

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2020 Evening classes begin 30 January in North Sydney

We’re looking forward to another year of evening classes in North Sydney. They begin Thursday 30th January, at 6.15pm and will run for 10 weeks to 2nd April. See website for more information or download a brochure. Please email or phone if you have any questions. First class of term is free to try, and no partner or prior experience is necessary.

Apologies to our friends for neglecting the blog for so long. 2019 was a busy year, with classes, balls and performances as well. 2020 began early with an 11th Summer Course. We had a great group, drawing people from Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney and surrounds to enjoy some intensive sessions on dances from the Renaissance, Baroque and 18th Century.

Classes 2019

Our evening classes in Court Dance resume for 2019 on Thursday 31 January, 6.15 pm in North Sydney (181 Blues Point Road). Please check the website for details (http://earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm – PDF brochure available). No previous experience or partner required. Come and try the first class before committing to the Term. Hope to see you there!

The Early Dance Consort – Evening Classes in Court Dance 2019, North Sydney

Christmas Party December 20 brings Term 4 to a close

An invitation to current, past and prospective students and friends of the Early Dance Consort – our Christmas Party will be held on Thursday 20th December, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, at the usual class venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.  Please come and join us to celebrate with  a little festive dancing, a look at the dances we’ve been learning this year, and to catch up with old friends.

As is the custom, we welcome contributions for the table (simple finger food, non-alcoholic drinks – we’ll provide cups, plates &c). Hope to see you there.

Best wishes for a lovely Christmas – New Year and holiday season,

Fiona & John.

Summer Course 2019

In 2019 we celebrate our 10th Summer
Course, first held in 2010. New and returning
students are invited to explore and enjoy a
selection of dances from the Renaissance,
Baroque, and 18th Century eras, in all their
elegance and vigour. They can tell us much
about society, fashion, and music of the past, and provide a context for more recent dance forms, all part of the universal human desire to express joy through music and movement.

The course runs from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th January, between 9.15am and 3.45pm each day. The venue is 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney (close to trains and buses at North Sydney Station).

For more information see Summer 2019 or download a PDF brochure and enrolment form.

  • Please note that there is an early-bird enrolment period ending on Friday 21st December, so don’t miss out. 

Term 3 Classes begin 26 July

Winter was traditionally the season for courtly dancing, so why not join us in Term 3?  You’re welcome to try the first class free of charge.  No prior dance experience required, nor do you need to bring a partner.  A delightful selection of dances from the English, French and Italian courts provides a little exercise ranging from sedate to surprisingly energetic – for mind as well as body!

Classes commence at 6.15pm on Thursday 26 July, in North Sydney (181 Blues Point Road).  For full details go to http://earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm

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Evening Classes in Court Dance 2018