With apologies for the long silence, yes, our classes have been running since the COVID-19 lockdown was relaxed last year – with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, and observing distancing and all hygiene precautions.
Term 2 begins on 22nd April, 6.15pm at 181 Blues Point Road. See https://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/schedule.htm for details, The first class is free to try, but please let us know if you plan to come along, as numbers are limited for choreographic as well as safety reasons. All students and visitors must check in to class using our QR code, for contact tracing purposes.
Due to the distancing requirements for COVID-19, the concert has sold out. Sorry if you missed out. Why not get in touch with Consort 8 to let them know you would be interested in a repeat performance? https://consort8.org/contact-us/
Term 3 Evening Classes are continuing with distancing and hygiene precautions according to our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Fun to see everyone again, and to enjoy exercising mind and body with dances and moves as solos. Thanks for your support. Let’s hope that we can continue thus… Details at www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/schedule
Members of The Early Dance Consort will be appearing as guests with Consort 8 in SOLD OUT! COURTLY AYRES AND DANCES A fund-raising concert to support St Paul’s Pantry *** New Concert date: Saturday 19 September 2020 *** St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205-207 Burwood Rd, Burwood Tickets online & at the door $35 (concession $30) For more details see Concert Flyer and for any further updates see Consort 8 website Consort8.org
* In keeping with the COVID-19 Regulations, social distancing will be adhered to
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.
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.
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!
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,
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).