Links and Useful Resources
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UK Early Dance
The Assembly House – A Georgian Grade I listed building used for conferences, exhibitions, visual and performing arts activities, and weddings, and is owned by a registered arts charity.
Visit Norwich – General tourism site for the city of Norwich.
‘Set and Turn Single’ – A listings web site for folk dancers.
‘Mardles’ – A non-profit making organisation promoting traditional song, music and dance in Suffolk and contiguous counties.
The Historical Dance Society – Information and events connected with early dance.
The Early Dance Circle – Umbrella organisation for early dance in the UK.
Renaissance Footnotes – Practice and perform the social dances of the period between 1450 and 1650. They are based in Basingstoke.
Bedford Early Dance and Music – Organise historical dance workshops and social events in and around Bedford.
Coranto Early Dance and Music – Dorset and South West based group.
Renaissance Historical Dance Society – A Devon based historical dance group specialising in the performance of 15th, 16th and 17th century dances from England and the Continent, contemporary crafts and social activities.
The Covent Garden Minuet Company – Their aim is to create and perform the social dances of the 18th century, in particular the minuet, recapturing the spirit and atmosphere of the grand events that took place in the Georgian Assembly Rooms.
Minstrels Gallery – This group of performing musicians based in Norwich, include among their many concert programmes one centred on dance, entitled ‘Waits and Measures’.
Eastern Early Music Forum – An association of people who enjoy early music (medieval, Renaissance, baroque and early classical) in the East of England. Check their website for numerous events and workshops throughout the year.
Mercurius – Mercurius is a young and innovative group which specialises in the performance and research of the Early Music & Dance.
Hexachordia – The Hexachordia trio recreates the instrumental flexibility that was a key feature of Elizabethan music making. The ability to play a number of different musical instruments along with the possession of a good singing voice was essential for professional and amateur musicians alike.
Medieval Dance Online Love history, Love dancing? This MA Public History Final Project explores dance practice during the Middle Ages.
Links outside the UK
Rendance – European dance links.
Il Leoncello – Main site in Italian with many useful early music and historical dance links.
Danserey Renaissance Dance Group – German (Bavarian) based group.
The Calendar of Historical Dance – European, including UK, early dance groups and events.