THE EARLY DANCE CONSORT ~ Renaissance & Baroque Dance

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Class Schedule & Details

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We're COVID-Safe

CLASSES are continuing in 2022 under a COVID-19 Safety Plan
subject to any NSW Government regulations

Class Schedule 2022

Term 1 10 weeks 3 February - 7 April all Thursdays from 6.15pm
Term 2 10 weeks 28 April - 30 June  during NSW School Term Times
Term 3 10 weeks 21 July - 22 September  
* Term 4 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December  

2022 Class Brochure

Location & Time

Venue Upper Hall, Presbyterian School Hall, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney
  A short walk from buses and trains at North Sydney Station,
on left-hand-side as you go down Blues Point Road, just before Lavender Street
Google Map Link
Times Thursday Evenings - during school term time
  Beginners' Class: 6.15pm - 7.45pm
  Students may arrive from 6.00pm on, change & be ready to begin at 6.15pm
  Advanced Class: 7.45pm - 9.15pm (by invitation)
  Advanced students may join the Beginners' class if numbers permit (no extra charge)
Fees Payable per term, by Direct Deposit/Osko/PayID (no cash please - see class brochure for bank details for "The Early Dance Consort" or contact us about alternatives)

Fees - Please note these are a guide and may be subject to change
During the COVID-19 pandemic, fees will be invoiced by term or half-term

Enrolment type T 1-4, 2022
(10 weeks)
Trial Class Free First week of term, after which full fee applies
Individual   $220 Invoiced for full or half term (COVID dependent)
Couple $430        & when paid in one transaction
Student $195 Full-time students (proof required)
Casual Class $ 30/25 Initial/subsequent - offered at our discretion

Advice re COVID-19

Classes will run observing hygiene  requirements according to a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and subject to NSW Government Health guidelines.

BOOKING: It is essential to phone/email prior to arrival with your contact details & health status, to confirm a place in the class. Numbers will be strictly limited. 

VACCINATION STATUS: For the safety of all, students will once again be expected to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated, and encouraged to get booster and flu shots as well. New students will need to show proof.

HEALTH/RISK STATUS: Please 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.

CHECK-IN: QR check-in is now optional, using the Service NSW smartphone app. If you do not have a smartphone, we can assist using the online Concierge form, or, more conveniently, by scanning your check-in card without the need for a smart phone - see
(See COVID Safe Check-in - Service NSW for more information.)

TRAVEL: We urge you to wear a mask when travelling on public transport.

IN CLASS: Masks will be encouraged to be worn by all in class, as it is in an indoor space. This will be especially important as we return to some physical contact and proximity (as social dances demand).
However, we would be grateful if distancing is observed when possible, including when entering and leaving the class, using the amenities, and sitting/changing.

REFRESHMENTS: Please bring your own water and snacks.

ABSENCES: Enrolled students, please advise if you are unable to attend a class. Credit for missed classes is at our discretion.

This information is accurate at the time of writing, but may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

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What to wear for dance classes

Generally for all classes we recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing with room to move for warm-up exercises and dancing. Full skirts, loose or stretch trousers, and shorts are fine. Narrow or full-length skirts and tight or low-slung trousers are not recommended.

Shoes - You may have suitable street shoes. We understand that buying special dance shoes can be expensive. Comfort and safety are most important. Bare feet, joggers or comfortable, light street shoes may be suitable if that's what you're used to. High heels, stilettos, rubber or heavy-soled shoes or boots are not appropriate.

For Renaissance Dance - Flexible flat-soled shoes secured with elastic, straps or laces:-

For Baroque Dance - Flexible, low-heeled shoe with elastic, straps or laces, e.g. for women:-

For both Renaissance and Baroque - suitable for men and women:-

Dance Shoes (18th C)

We recommend that you are fitted for dance shoes, to ensure safety and comfort.

See Bloch - for information about types of shoes, sizing, fitting for dance,
and list of retail stores in Sydney and interstate.

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