EDC Events

THE ANNUAL LECTURE — upcoming February 2017

This year you can come and make it a whole weekend of early dance. Attend the EDC Annual Lecture on Friday 24th February and then, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, Pastime Historical Dance will be hosting two days of workshops by Isabel Suri. Come along and enjoy set dances for 8, 12, 16 or even 24! Isabel is an experienced and friendly tutor who will bring these dances back to the dance floor with skill and enthusiasm. See link above for further details.


SPECIAL EVENT — 15th Century Dance and the Lute, a Study Day — upcoming April 2017

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 from the Festival 2016

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.