Welcome to the Norwich Historical Dance Website

18th Century dancing in the Chapel at Gressenhall Museum - click to enlarge

18th Century dancing in the Chapel at Gressenhall Museum

Norwich Historical Dance was formed in 1984. We are a collection of enthusiasts brought together by a love of the music, costume and dance of past centuries. Our aims are to promote and preserve the knowledge of Early Dance, its place in our cultural heritage, and to enable the enjoyment of such dance by members of the group and the general public.

Come and see us perform - see our events page, or contact us to book us for performances, weddings or Workshops.

Jacobean Masque Dance Workshop in Norwich

The dance workshop on Jacobean Masque with Anne Daye as the tutor, has been postponed. Watch this space for further information.

"Gathering Peascods" at Diss, June 1st 2014 - click to enlarge

"Gathering Peascods" at Diss, June 1st 2014

First World War Commemoration

Norwich Historical Dance and Fiddlesticks Morris side's participation in the commemoration of the start of the First World War at Diss on the 1st of June 2014, was a great success and was crowned with a fly-past by a Spitfire!

Fun and enjoyment at the 2012 EDC Festival - click to enlarge

Fun and enjoyment at the 2012 EDC Festival

Early Dance Circle Festival

Members of Norwich Historical Dance will be performing and attending the Early Dance Circle Festival, which is a showcase for similar groups and individuals around the country researching and performing early dance. This always fascinating and colourful event will be held this year at Denman College near Oxford. NHD will be presenting a short programme of dances based on their recent World War 1 performance at Diss.

The Galliard: Tudor Dancing - click to enlarge

The Galliard: Tudor Dancing

Have a go!

Take a leap back in time....!

Anne Boleyn lost her heart to Henry Tudor but you can keep your head as you learn a range of dances from the 15th to the 20th centuries

Try a FREE introductory session at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th September at Norwich High School, 95 Newmarket Rd, NR2 2HU

Enquiries: Anthea Block: 01603 452732. For more information, please download our flyer.

Norwich Historical Dance offer friendly classes under Amanda’s caring tuition with the possibility of performing in costume.

Dancing is a great way to exercise both body and mind to a wonderful range of music, as well as learning about the dances, culture and costume of earlier times.