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A professional woman of the Regency era: the career of Mrs Elliston

This free Zoom lecture will be given by Dr Anne Daye on Wednesday July 29th at 7pm London time. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

With lockdown leisure, Anne has been able to uncover an unusual amount of information on that elusive species, the dance teacher, including a female teacher of dancing. Elizabeth Elliston was a dancer, dance teacher of Bath and London, a choreographer, a composer of music, a publisher and a wife and mother. She can also be placed in a lineage of female dancing teachers stretching from 1745 to the 1870s. The narrative of her life and work will raise questions about the profile of professional women in a man’s world. This is a talk we can all look forward to.