Baroque Dance is a historical dance form, popular in Europe between 1650 and 1750, approximately. The precursor to classical ballet, the use of turn out and some of the vocabulary is very similar to ballet however the ornate use of arms is very different. Poise, musicality and balance, both in the technical execution and in the structuring of the dances, is very important and this is combined with the wonderful music of the Baroque period.
Each session will begin with warm up exercises and technical sequences that will develop throughout the weeks to build strength and technical ability. The second part of each session will then explore the choreographed and notated dances of the period. Some dances will be theatrical dances, performed as part of opera-ballets or presentations at court, and others will be social dances, popular in the ballrooms.
No formal qualification is associated with the course
No formal assessment is provided, however feedback and guidance within taught sessions is given.
No dance experience is necessary to enjoy this exploration of dances from a bygone age.
£10 per session