EDC Spring Ball 2023 – Thursday 16 November

An Invitation to a Ball to Celebrate the Spring
(which seems to have been somersaulting into Summer)
Date Thurs 16 November 2023 (=Term 4 Week #6)
Time 6.15 for 6.30pm—9.30pm
Place 181 Blues Point Rd, North Sydney (Class venue)
Entry Free for currently enrolled students
$10 for visitors/friends (See Invitation for payment options)
Wear Spring colours, costume if desired, dance shoes
 essential, but try to avoid high heels or trailing skirts
Bring Finger food (ready to eat) or
non-alcoholic drink (cups, plates &c provided)
RSVP: 11 November, SMS 0400 104 969
enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au

Evening Classes Term 4

Our Evening Classes in Court Dance resume for Term 4 at 6.15pm on October 12, at 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney. The term will run for 10 weeks until 14 December, when we will have a little Christmas-End-of-Year gathering. Week 6 of the term, November 16, will be our Spring Ball – the first such event for 4 years since COVID. We have missed seeing so many EDC friends in that time, so we hope that you’ll be able to make it. 

With Timbrell and Dance – Concert with Consort 8 postponed

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Members of the Early Dance Consort will (sometime) be appearing in another concert with Consort 8. Originally scheduled for 6.00pm on Saturday 7 August, at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Burwood, the concert is postponed due to the current Greater Sydney COVID-19 lockdown, with a date yet to be announced. It will be part of celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Church. (Concert Flyer)

See https://consort8.org/concerts/ for more information.

Term 3 Classes postponed due to Sydney Lockdown

We nearly made it to the end of Term 2, cancelling the final class as cases were rising.

Right now we can’t make any promises as to when Term 3 will begin (having been planned for today 15 July). We hope to resume once Greater Sydney COVID-19 Lockdown comes to an end, and will be subject to any NSW Health Regulations.

Classes resume for Term 2 on Thursday 22 April

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.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Term 3 Classes 2020

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EDC Classes in Court Dance 2020

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

Courtly Ayres and Dances concert with Consort 8 rescheduled to 19 September

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

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.