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.
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.
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
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,
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!
Our evening classes for 2017 will conclude with a Christmas Party on Thursday 14 December, 6.30-9.00pm, at the usual class venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
All welcome – students past, present and future (no ghosts!) and friends – to come and join us to celebrate another year of early dancing and mark the festive season in good company, with a little food & drink, conversation and dancing.
Attire: Festive, with dance shoes. As usual, please bring a plate of simple finger food or something non-alcoholic drink-wise to share. Cups and plates supplied.
Hope to see you there.