There are many national and local organisations in the UK offering opportunities to enjoy Early Dance. The EDC produce a Diary of Early Dance Events which lists Regular Classes at Home and Abroad; Workshops and Performances; and Summer Schools. Published three times a year, copies are free to members.

There is also a comprehensive list of Early Dance Groups on the website of the Historical Dance Society (HDS, formerly the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society).

All-Period Links:

  • The Calendar of Early Dance
    Calendar of early dance events worldwide. Also includes links to many other websites and groups.
  • An American Ballroom Companion – Dance Instruction Manuals ca 1490-1920
    Facsimiles of books on dance from the US Library of Congress. Also includes an introductory essay giving an overview of the history of western social dance, video clips of reconstructed dances, and text versions of many of the manuals.
  • Dance Books
    UK-based online bookshop selling many books on dance history and early dance.
  • Big Dance 2006-2016
    Choreographic resources from each edition of the Big Dance.
  • Early Music Today
    An early music magazine.
  • One Dance UK. One Dance UK is the lead industry body formed of the merger in April 2016 of four key dance organisations: Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England (YDE). One Dance is now the Subject Assocation for dance in education.
  • Historical Dance Society

Renaissance Dance:

English Country Dance:

Baroque Dance:

  • Matt’s Baroque Dance Pages
    Informal Baroque dance site including an extensive collection of links and HTML versions of some dancing manuals.
  • Feuillet – The Baroque Dance Mailing List
    Low traffic mailing list mostly used for announcements, but other relevant content is welcome.

Regency Dance:

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