The Historical Dance Society


We promote the study, practice, education, and public engagement in the performance, music, and costume of European and other dances from the 15th to 20th centuries as recorded in the sources of the period.

If you’re looking for information about historical dances, or maybe some music or video footage, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to help you.

Explore our website to learn more about our workshops, study days and annual summer schools, as well as the publications and resources available to members and non-members.

Playford, Then and Now – 7th and 8th November

Following the success of the HDS Webinar Talks and the Online Dance Tutorials – both of which can be found on our YouTube channel – we’re delighted to announce the HDS Playford Weekend Festival – Playford, Then and Now.