Eighteenth-century Danish Country Dances
A workshop with Jørgen Schou-Pedersen
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November, 2017, 10.00 for 10.30‒17.00
ISTD2 Dance Studio (first floor), 346 Old Street, London EC1 9NQ
Nearest tube stations: Old Street (6 mins walk); Liverpool Street and Moorgate (12 mins walk)
Parking: NCP only (no on-street parking)
Longways dances were very much in fashion at the court of the mad king Christian VII of Denmark during the late eighteenth century. Dance books containing the court repertoire have by incredible luck survived all the fires of Copenhagen, and so we are able to dance the beautiful and exciting choreographies of the Danish dancing masters.
We are going to try out some of the best, and in addition we will learn one or two lovely German cotillons from the same period. With our knowledgeable and highly skilled tutor, Jørgen, you are guaranteed an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
The course is suitable for those with some experience of eighteenth-century steps and figures
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Tea and coffee will be available during the day. Bring your own lunch, or use the local cafés and little shops
For full details, please see the leaflet and booking form (pdf).