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A Victorian Workshop

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel plans for the workshop on Victorian dances at the Belvedere Centre on Sunday 16th June 2024.

Norwich and Cambridge Early Dance Weekend 2024

The 2024 residential course moved to a new venue at the University of East Anglia and it was a great success. We hope to repeat this in 2025…watch this space for perhaps a little more Zuppa Inglese or English Trifle?

Kath Waters delighted us all with a splendid series of dance tutorials ranging from early Playford to courtly Italian 17th century dances, working us hard starting with excellent warm up exercises before each session.

The course ran from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2024 in the  peaceful and expansive campus of the University of East Anglia with its unique Sainsbury Centre art museum. The course covered Italian Renaissance and English Playford dances. Saturday afternoon was reserved as a time to explore locally or just to rest up a little.

Kath Waters in dance mode.
Kath Waters in a performance.

Please contact Harriet Cox if you have any queries or simply to express interest: harrietcpcox@yahoo.co.uk

University of East Anglia The Broad and footbridge over the river.
17th.c. 'Whirligig' in the Undercroft at Strangers' Hall, Norwich
Poise and smooth movement as NHD perform 17th.c. ‘Whirligig’, a Playford dance, in the Undercroft at Strangers’ Hall, Norwich

More pictures and report on the 2023 event here: norwichhistoricaldance.norwich-and-cambridge-dance-course


The EDC Festival

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October 2023

The 40th Early Dance Circle Festival took place in HerefordTown Hall. NHD depicted the loss of HMS Gloucester on a sandbank off Great Yarmouth when, in the early hours of 6 May 1682, panic spread through the estimated 330 passengers and crew of HMS Gloucester.

At around 5.30am the warship had run aground on a sandbank off the coast of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk .

Among those on board was James, Duke of York, the brother of Charles II and future King of England and ultimately it was his decision to take the disastrous route past the Norfolk coast too near to the hidden sandbanks.

Within an hour, the ship had sunk. James survived, but an estimated 130 to 250 people lost their lives. It was reported that James’ slowness to act in abandoning ship helped to increase the number of fatalities. James returned to London where we showed him enjoying his favourite game, Pell Mell, a form of croquet.

James, Duke of York Dances Pell Mell
James, Duke of York, joins the dance “Pell Mell”, carrying his croquet mallet.


The 41st EDC Festival will take place in Hereford Town Hall over the weekend of Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2024

            The Norwich Assembly Ball

We are looking forward to our 8th Assembly Ball.

Date: Saturday 16th November 2024          7.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

MC: Andrew Swaine

Musicians: The Warleggan Village Band

NHD Norwich Assembly Ball 2024 in the Assembly House Norwich

For more information about the Assembly Ball, please visit our Assembly Ball page.







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