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Norwich and Cambridge Early Dance Weekend 2024

                                 Save the Date!

The 2024 residential course moves to a new venue at the University of East Anglia.

Norwich Historical Dance is delighted to inform you that Kath Waters, professional dance lecturer and well known performer, will be the tutor for our next course running from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2024. The venue will be the peaceful and expansive campus of the University of East Anglia with its unique Sainsbury Centre art museum. The course will cover Italian Renaissance and English Playford dances. Saturday afternoon is reserved as a time to explore locally or just to rest up a little.

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

Kath has worked as a professional dance practitioner for over 30 years. She has a passion for historical dance forms and enjoys teaching in the fields of Renaissance and Baroque alongside her work in the more mainstream dance styles of contemporary, ballet and jazz. Kath also works as a choreographer and movement director, specialising in movement for actors.

2024 weekend at UEA booking form both pages.


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 spreads 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.

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 he played his favourite game of Croquet, called ‘Pell Mell’.

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



Norwich Historical Dance are looking forward to the 41st EDC Festival 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 Nowich 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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