Norwich Early Dance performing at the Early Dance Circle Festival

Norwich Historical Dance

Norwich Historical Dance continue a great tradition of social dance in Norfolk. We dance for our own pleasure and for audiences to discover this less well known aspect of our cultural heritage, both by watching and by taking part. We aim to place the dances in their social and historical context and we perform in costume, often with live music.

NHD are looking forward to restarting their dancing at Norwich High School for Girls towards the end of June. We hope to be able to dance for five Thursday’s from the 24th June until the end of term and then, all being well starting again in September. All classes will of course be organised to meet Covid safety standards. This will be a great relief to the dancers who have missed the joy of dancing, the physical and mental exercise involved and of course the social side which is so much a part of dancing.

It is very disappointing that we have been unable to meet up and dance together because of Covid-19. However our Tutor, Amanda, has sent out weekly tutorials to us to keep us on our toes and maintain our dancing skills. We keep in touch on social media, by e.mail and Zoom and we meet in small  groups  for socially distanced walks. We  also created a short video called “Dancing in the Time of Plague” set in 15th century Italy, for the 2020 Early Dance Circle Festival which went ‘On-Line’. Over 25 groups  entered presentations. See the Early Dance Circle Festival on the ‘EVENTS’ page for more information.

We are always looking for new members, so we’d love you to join us.

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