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    The Early Dance Circle
    promotes the enjoyment,
    performance and study
    of Early Dance in the UK

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    Membership benefits include:

    A regular newsletter
    Advance notice of events
    Discounts on EDC events
    Publicity for your events
    Event insurance

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    Early Dance Events:

    The EDC Annual Festival
    The EDC Annual Lecture
    The EDC Biennial Conference
    One-off Events organised by the EDC

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Early Dance Circle Events

The EDC Annual Festival, The Early Dance Annual Lecture, The EDC Biennial Conference, One-off Events … Read More

Early Dance Resources

The National Resource Centre for Historical Dance, Music for dancing, Costume, information sources and links … Read More

Membership Benefits

Early Dance Circular, Diary or Early Dance Events, Advanced events notification,
Publicity, Insurance … Read More

Classes & Teachers

A listing of regular classes and teachers in the UK … Read More


Conference proceedings and aids to study … Read More

Grants & Bursaries

Early Dance Circle Grants & Bursaries … Read More

Future Events


Annual Lecture 2015

Dr Ulinka Rublack will speak on The First Book of Fashion, Matthaus Schwartz' record of 4o years of fascination with clothes and how to wear them.

Barbara Segal’s Contretemps visits Eastbourne International Folk Festival 1-4 May 2015

At Eastbourne 2015, Barbara Segal's Contretemps will be attending the Playford Ball in costume and then performing and teaching dances by Thomas Bray and by later dancing masters from the Regency period, They will also run an information session called “Meet the Team,” to talk about the EDC and the many and various activities of its members.

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DHDS Events

Two forthcoming events: Baroque Dance workshop and Study Forum