The ‘Farandole’ winding around the church during ‘Flintspiration’ at St.George’s Church, Colegate,Norwich. Music from Hexachordia


The EDC Festival online

Friday 22st to Sunday 24th October 2021

The 38th Early Dance Circle Festival took place  ‘OnLine’ using ‘Zoom’  and ‘YouTube Premier’.

Norwich Historical Dance took part in this year’s Early Dance Circle Festival submitting one of their previous public performances which is on video, as their 2021 entry.

It is planned to hold the 39th EDC Festival in 2022 in Tring.


Norwich and Cambridge Early Dance Weekend 2022

A residential course at Belsey bridge, Bungay, Suffolk, will take place on 1st -3rd April 2022. It is intended that the subject will be 18th / 19th century dance. Sadly, due to the ongoing uncertainties of travel, Jørgen  Schou-Pedersen will not be able to join us as tutor but we have been able to arrange for another accomplished tutor, Sasza Zargowski, to step in.

Sasza originally qualified as a Ballroom and Latin dance teacher but has been teaching, performing and researching historical dance for over 15 years. His most recent research has focussed on the social dances of the 18th and 19th centuries and he is looking forward to sharing some of those dances with us.

Stepping out under Jurgen's fine tuition.
A light and airy room and good dance floor as dancers study with Jørgen.

and it’s not all dancing…

A relaxing walk in spring sunshine
A relaxing walk in the spring sunshine on the Saturday afternoon of the Belsey Bridge weekend

time to relax as well…

Relaxing after dancing at Belsey Bridge
Not all dancing; time for tea on the lawn at Belsey Bridge.



                    The Playford Ball

The 6th Playford Ball has now been booked.

Date: Saturday 19th November 2022             7.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

MC: Andrew Swaine

Musicians: Jonny Dyer and Vicki Swann

Tickets: £20.00

NHD ran their 5th ‘Norwich Playford Ball’ held in honour of Norwich man John Playford, on Saturday, November 13th 2021 in the Assembly House.

Playford Ball 2021
Turn your neighbour…at the Playford Ball 2021

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







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