A Weekend of Sixteenth Century Italian Dance taught by Mary Collins on 17th & 18th February 2018

Renaissance Footnotes will be hosting a weekend course on late sixteenth century Italian court dance on 17th & 18th February 2018 at Hurst Village Hall. 

The course will run from 10:00 to 16:30 on both Saturday and Sunday. The hall will open at 9:30 on Saturday for tea and coffee. On Saturday, you are invited to join us for dinner at a local pub (meal not included in the price of the workshop).

This course is aimed at dancers who are already familiar with the 16th century Italian repertoire and who would like to improve their style and performance technique. Mary Collins, who is one of the UK’s foremost exponents of Early Dance, will lead the course.  Mary has advised and choreographed for television, video, dance and theatre companies in addition to directing her own dance group DANSERYE. A founder of the national association for early dance in the UK, the Early Dance Circle, Mary lectures at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Warwick.

The Hall is roomy and has a good floor for dancing. It has plenty of parking and is only a short journey from the M4. The nearest railway stations are at Twyford and Wokingham. We can collect people from the station if requested in advance.

Tea and Coffee are provided, but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

To book or for more delails contact Robert Huggett :

Phone: 01189 474891 (evenings)

Mobile: 07769573079


Web Site:

Booking Form can be downloaded here. Mary_Collins_Form_2018 (1)

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