About Norwich Historical Dance
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 the group and the general public.
Using published research based on original source material, the group has built up a performing repertoire of mediaeval, Tudor, 17th and 18th century and Regency dances. Costumes are as authentic as possible, and we usually dance to live music played on instruments appropriate to the period of the dance.
NHD members have also published research on Early Dance subjects such as the Dancing Masters from times past in Norfolk.
We perform at a wide variety of events and venues including National Trust properties, private parties, cultural celebrations and living history re-enactments. The group also gives workshops to local schools linking in with the National Curriculum.