Early Dance Classes and Teachers

Name Dance Tuition Locations Contact Details
Alena Shmakova Baroque, Regency, Scottish repertoire Edinburgh danse.antique@gmail.com,
Tel: 07943 594063,
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Ann & Paul Kent Historical Dance from 1440 – 1740 Huddersfield hudds_earlydance@btinternet.com,
Tel: 01484 663842
Ann Hinchliffe Dances done in Britain from mediaeval to Regency periods. North West UK thedancingmaster@outlook.com,
Tel: 01935 472771
Anne Daye Director of Education & Research HDS (formerly the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society); Renaissance, Playford, Regency — both practice and theory Bedford education@historicaldance.org.uk,
Tel: 01234 214103
Barbara Segal A leading specialist in Baroque, Renaissance, Playford & Regency. London (Sundays) & Winchester London, Winchester barbara.segal@chalemie.co.uk,
Tel: 020 7619 9855,
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Basingstoke Early Dance Renaissance Italian 15th & 16th century, French Burgundian, First Ed. Playford, Elizabethan/Jacobean/Carolean Basingstoke secretary@renaissancefootnotes.uk,
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Bath Minuet Company Social and Court Dance of the 18th Century, 2nd Friday of the month excl. August Bath chairman@bathminuet.co.uk,
Tel: 07785 108570,
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Bedford Early Dance and Music Italian Renaissance, Elizabethan & Stuart Dance & Regency Bedford djparsons.me.uk/bedm/,
Tel: (44) 1234 853637
Cait Webb 15th century Italian, Burgundian and English; Every Friday 7-9 pm Edinburgh info@gaita.co.uk,
Tel: 0131 557 2397,
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Capriol Society for Early Dance Early Medieval, Renaissance, Tudor, Elizabethan, Playford, 14th – 17th century Cambridge angela.dyer1947@gmail.com,
Tel: 01799 521527,
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Cathie Bowness Early dance events, lectures and demos   ladyandfool@yahoo.co.uk,
Tel: 07771 934523
Chris and Ellis Rogers 19th century — Regency & Victorian Orpington, Kent quadrille.ellisrogers@bigfoot.com,
Tel: 01689 600 768,
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The Assembly ‘Playford’ Country Dance, 2nd Thursday of the month, 2-5 pm.  Lanark, Scotland  nicolasbroadbridge@me.com,
Tel: 01555 662212; 01555 662212
Covent Garden Minuet Company 18th Century Dance Herts secretary@minuetcompany.org,
Tel: 01462 435341,
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Duke of Wellington’s Dancers Regency Dance, Most classes are on Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30. Beginners very welcome. Southampton dukesdancers@gmail.com,
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Dumfries Historical Dance Group Historical Dance — All Periods 12th century to 20th century. Every Tuesday in term time, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Dumfries info@sueknight1918.plus.com,
Tel: 01387 810868
Ebacorum Early Dance 11th to 19th Century; Public Workshops and Teaching (see website for details) Private Events and Tutoring (contact for more information) York dancethepast@gmail.com,
Tel: 07760 444827,
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Farandole Club Fifteenth & Sixteenth Century Dance, Saturday morning 10:00 – 12:00 once a month Saltford ja-simpson1931@uwclub.net,
Tel: 01225 872586
Friday Night Brawlers 15th century Italian, Burgundian and English, Fridays 7-9 pm Edinburgh info@gaita.co.uk,
Tel: 0131 557 2397,
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Garth Notley Dancing Master for The English Regency Dancers   editors@RegencyDances.org,
Tel: 01962 714508,
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The Georgettes Georgian Country Dances and Regency – 1700-1820. Meetings: Fridays, 7-9 pm, twice monthly dance classes at St Peter’s Church Hall, First Turn, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8AQ Oxford Web Site
Gloriana Living History 15th Century Italian & English; 16th Century Tudor & Elizabethan; Playford, Mondays fortnightly and some Saturday Schools Stourbridge glorianahistory@gmail.com,
Tel: 07786 744802,
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Grantham Danserye 3rd Saturday of the month, 2-5 pm Melton Mowbray granthamdanserye@gmail.com,
Tel: 01664 822404,
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Hampshire Regency Dancers Wednesdays, 8-10pm Winchester info@hrd.org.uk ,
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Hazel Dennison c1400 on, specialising in Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Elizabethan & Jacobean, French Burgundian & Arbeau Bedford hazel.dennison@ntlworld.com,
Tel: 07961 018074
Hertfordshire Early Dance We host special events and re-create Elizabethan-style entertainments, such as the May Revels Berkhamsted info@hertsearlydance.org.uk,
Tel: 01442 862545,
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Historical Dance Society 15th – 19th century theatre and social dance, Annual Summer Schools and Workshops Bedford
Tel: 01234 214103,
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Historical Dance Through The Ages 15th century Dance, Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Playford & Regency Chesterfield
Tel: 01623 632519
Jane Austen Dancers of Bath Regency / the Jane Austen Era /Late Georgian, on Wednesdays Bath events@janeaustendancersbath.co.uk,
Tel: 07966 079888,
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Jane Austen Dancers of Bradford on Avon Regency Dance, alternate Mondays Bradford-on-Avon jkandmgreaves@ukonline.co.uk,
Tel: 01225 863228
Libby Curzon The Dances of the Regency Ballroom, Playford and Victorian. Surbiton & London mrsbennetsballroom@gmail.com,
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Liz Bartlett Historical dance 1651 – 1838, Playford, Georgian, Regency, specialising in Jane Austen Chippenham & Bath jadregencydanceevents@gmail.com,
Tel: 07966 079888
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Lynne Spicer Fifteenth to Nineteenth centuries (not Baroque). Regular classes with Grantham Danserye, Rutland Renaissance Dancers and Bonnets and Breeches Dance Society. East Midlands granthamdanserye@gmail.com
Malcolm McDonald I teach all varieties of Early Dance, especially post-1700 Baroque. I have run U3A and other dance groups in the UK and was a maitre à danser in France for a number of years. Yeovil Tel: 07732 307288
Mary Collins A leading specialist in Renaissance & Baroque Dance, Mary is noted for her expressive performances and directing skill. Nuneaton mary.t_collins@yahoo.co.uk,
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Mrs Bennett’s Ballroom Dances of the Regency Ballroom, Playford and Victorian. Classes: alternate Wednesday evenings at St Marks Church Hall, Church Hill Road, Surbiton, KT6 4LS. There is also a monthly Sunday dance workshop (1:30-5 pm) at St Pancras Church House, Lancing Street, London NW1 1NA Surbiton Web Site
Nonsuch History and Dance Company History and Dance from the Middle Ages to the 1950’s   info@nonsuchdance.co.uk,
Tel: 07702 975988,
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Norwich Historical Dance Dances from the 14th to the 19th century, in their historical context. Thursday evenings. Norwich amandawill75@hotmail.com,
Tel: 01603 458447,
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Passamezzo Early Dance Medieval and Elizabethan, Thursday evenings 8.00 – 10.00 p.m Leominster alancapriole@talktalk.net or rbenie@aol.com,
Tel: 01989 762159,
Pastime Historical Dance Renaissance Dance to Regency, Saturday, twice monthly   Web Site
Philippa Waite London: Sundays monthly 11- 4; Gloucester: Mondays 6:30 – 8 & 8 – 9:30; Cardiff Fridays 7-9; Bath Saturdays monthly 11 -4. All levels, beginners welcome. London, Gloucester, Cardiff, Bath philippa@ukbaroquedance.com,
Tel: (029) 2115 2015,
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Renaissance Historical Dance Society Medieval, Renaissance, Stuart & Regency Dance, Wednesdays Plymouth louisemanico@outlook.com,
Tel: 07967 750302,
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Rutland Renaissance Dancers Meetings: weekly on Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30 pm, at The Christie Hall, Elton Road, Wansford nr. Peterborough PE8 6JS Wansford jpkmobrien@btinternet.com
Tudor Dance Group Medieval, Tudor, Stuart & Victorian; 1st Saturday of month 10:00 to 12:00 or 10.00 to 3:00 Exeter elizabeththurgood@hotmail.com,
Tel: 01404 831512,
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