The Benefits of Membership

Becoming a Member of the Early Dance Circle

If you are considering becomming a new member of the EDC please follow the instructions here. For membership renewal and updating your contact details see here.

The Early Dance Circular

The Circular contains news, views and reviews about early dance, with comment and debate, as well as previews of forthcoming events. It is sent free to members three times a year – in January, May and September. For information or to propose a submission contact: and mark “FAO Sharon Butler”

Click here to view an example circular

Your Listings on the Early Dance Circle Website and Social Media

Members can list their details on our website. Our Groups and Classes pages include special learning days, weekends, and Easter & Summer Schools. Our Early Dance Calendar lists balls, dances, displays and exhibitions etc. We also welcome items for our News section on the homepage. Please send your prospective listings to

Access to current research and practice in early dance

Our Publications, Events and the EDC’s National Research Centre for Historical Dance are all key to this. In our Resources section we provide information and bibliographies on all periods of early dance and now publish a range of papers under the title Research Issues.

Advance notification of events

The five regular mailings made to members each year also contain publicity material and booking forms for numerous early dance events, including those not hosted by EDC.

Discounted prices

Members have access to promotional codes for some public events and also pay less for events organised by the EDC, including the Early Dance Festival, which is held in the autumn each year at different venues around the UK.



Insurance cover is available for events mounted for, or in association with, the Early Dance Circle. For advice about insurance, contact