EDC Events

SPECIAL EVENT — 15th Century Dance and the Lute, a Study Day — FLYER 15th Century Dance & the Lute

Workshops, study days and additional lectures are arranged by the Early Dance Circle as opportunity offers. We participate in ventures such as Big Dance, collaborate with other dance-centred organisations such as the Historical Dance Society and One Dance, and seek out ways to spread understanding and enjoyment of early dance.

Do get in touch if you have a joint project in mind.

See Previous Special EDC Events for examples.




Pictures & highlights from the Festival 2016

Highlights from the Early Dance Circle Festival 2016- Bath UK from Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros on Vimeo.

Click here to see Chris Gill’s many wonderful photos of the Festival at Bath in 2016. Early Dance Festival Bath. 2016


THE EDC BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: PERCEPTION AND RECEPTION OF EARLY DANCE — upcoming Friday 18th to Sunday 20th April 2018 at St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Bucks. RG9 6NN (near High Wycombe)

See our Call for papers

Perception and reception are intimately related. We can know, or guess at, the participants’ intentions at the time of creation, and the work’s reception by various audiences. However, both perception and reception of a dance or a dance style will differ over time. This conference aims to explore these aspects of early dance including how it is perceived/received today.


Thanks to Keith Cavers, M.Phil., for a fascinating illustrated lecture on Dancers’ Pictures and where to find them: Researching the early iconography of the dance, 24 February 2017.

The 2017 EDC Annual Lecture will be published on the website as soon as possible.