Annual Early Dance Festival 2017

The 34th Annual Early Dance Festival will take place in Tadcaster (10 miles SW of York) from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October 2017. Our hosts this year are Ann and Paul Kent of White Rose Early Dance.

Full booking details are available here: Festival 2017 Booking Form

This annual October gathering of groups from all over the UK celebrates early dance with performances from a wide range of periods. The groups are all serious students of early dance at varying levels of development, from professional dancers and experienced performance groups to dancers relatively new to this absorbing pastime. All periods are generally on show — 15th century dance, Elizabethan and Jacobean or Italian dance, baroque dance, English Country dance, Regency and Victorian.

The Festival is hosted by different Early Dance groups around the country, frequently in a location of historical interest. Over the years it has grown into a full weekend event with events on the Friday and Sunday, as well as the AGM and Festival performances on Saturday, followed by an evening of social dancing.

List of previous Early Dance Festivals.