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Dances of the French Renaissance Courts

High Leigh Conference Centre Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January 2020

Come and enjoy the rich tapestry of dancing at the French courts from the reign of François I to that of Louis XIII: the sociable French branle, courante and bouree, dances in the Italian style, also impromptu mascarades and grand ballets. The weekend will be based on the forthcoming HDS book and CD of twenty-four dances from the period researched by Anne Daye, with music recorded by Tamsin Lewis and Passomezzo. Under Anne's expert guidance, you will develop your skills and master new dances.

Registration from 4 p.m. on Friday; dinner 7 p.m. Course finishes with tea on Sunday afternoon £224 (includes tuition and en-suite accommodation)

Course director: Anne Daye

Anne Daye Anne Daye has extensive experience as a teacher, researcher and writer on historical dance. She will be sharing her research into the dance culture of the French courts, including reconstruction of dances from less well-known sources.

High Leigh Conference Centre

This is a fully residential course: en-suite accommodation, all meals, refreshments, tuition and admin are included.

High Leigh provides a spacious dance hall, quality accommodation and good food, all set in peaceful parkland yet easily accessible, whether by car from the M25, train from London or from Stansted Airport. Visit the website for more information.


The cost of the course is £224 per person. (All rooms have a double bed and en-suite bathroom.) Places are limited, so please book early.

Final date for bookings: 5 January, 2020.

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