Sat 05Jun2021

An Introduction to Baroque Dance Rhythms: gavotte & gigue

Online via Zoom

11am - 12.30pm

Organiser: Clare Griffel /

"...The dance and music must so nicely meet,
Each note must seem an eccho to your feet"*

Baroque Dance and music are intricately linked.  The workshop is a mix of lecture-demonstration and sections of participation giving attendees an opportunity to try out some of the steps to music typical of the period from composers such as Bach, Handel, Lully, Purcell, Telemann etc.

This online workshop is suitable for small spaces - Philippa uses a space of approximately 2mts x 2mts, but smaller will also work!

Please wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes, preferably flat, or a pair of thick socks. No prior dance experience is required and you don't need a partner! 

The workshop will be recorded and you can participate with your video off if you don't wish to appear on the video.

 * Canto II, Verse 20; from The Art of Dancing, by Soame Jenyns, 1729 edition

There is no charge to attend this event, but donations (which will be passed directly to the tutor) are invited. 

Please donate by bank transfer:
Sort Code: 40-28-22
Account Number: 91477285
Account Name: South West Early Music Forum
Reference: DanceJune5th

Please register below to receive the Zoom link, which will be sent out the day before the event.

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