The Benefits of Membership

Becoming a Member of the Early Dance Circle

If you are considering becomming a new member of the EDC please follow the instructions here. For membership renewal and updating your contact details see here.

Listings on the Early Dance Circle Website

Members can list their details on our website. Our Groups and our Classes & Teachers pages include special learning days, weekends and Easter & Summer Schools. Our Early Dance Calendar lists balls, dances, displays and exhibitions etc. We also welcome items for our News section on the homepage. Please send your prospective listings to

The Early Dance Circular

The Circular contains news, views and reviews about early dance, with comment and debate, as well as previews of forthcoming events. It is sent free to members three times a year – in January, May and September. For information or to propose a submission contact: and mark “FAO June McKay”

Click here to view an example circular

Access to current research and practice in early dance

Our publications, events and the EDC’s National Research Centre for Historical Dance are all key to this. In the Resources section, we provide information and bibliographies on all periods of early dance and now publish a range of papers under the title Research Issues. Publications, Events, Resources, NRCHD.

Advance notification of events

The regular mailings made to members each year also contain publicity material and booking forms for numerous early dance events, including those not hosted by EDC.

Discounted prices

Members have access to promotional codes for some public events and also pay less for events organised by the EDC, including the Early Dance Festival, which is held in the autumn each year at different venues around the UK.


Members’ own events can be publicised through the EDC by free listing in the Early Dance Calendar and on our Groups and our Classes & Teachers pages; contact

News items are published about Calendar events and these are then circulated on our social media network.

Your flyers: you can sent out your own publicity material in one of the regular mailings (£10 for members; £15 for non-members). Post your flyers and payment to EDC Secretary, 83 Longton Avenue, London SE26 6RF.

Video clips of your performances can now be placed on our YouTube platform at:


Insurance cover is available for events mounted for, or in association with, the Early Dance Circle. For advice about insurance, contact