Research Issues

The EDC is now offering an ongoing series of papers that aim to open up discussion of aspects of early dance. Please contact our moderator at, if you would like to present a paper or make a contribution to the discussion of any of the papers published below.

1. Tempo in 15th Century Dance — Why do we…? by Robert Huggett

Read the pdf here: Tempo in 15th Century Dance

2.  Organising a Period Ball, by Christine Rogers

Read the pdf here: Organising a Period Ball

3. Dancing in the Asylum The changing view of ‘dance therapy’ from 1850 to 1910, by Bill Tuck

Read the pdf here: Dancing in the Asylum

4. Why Study Dance History at All? The Early Dance Circle and the History of Dance, by Sharon Butler

Read the pdf here: Why Study Dance History at All?