Tudors and Stuarts – Book


Dances of Court and Country from the time of Elizabeth I and James I

The book has:

  • step descriptions
  • instructions for 13 dances: The Long Dance, Pavan, Galliard, Branle des Lavandieres, Branle des Sabots, Branle Pinagay, Branle de l’Official, Branle des Chevaux, Quadran Pavan, The Earl of Essex measure, The Old Almaine, Gathering Peascods, Millisons Jig.
  • historical background information
  • music notations
  • teaching hints

A CD  Dances of Court and Country contains music for all these dances, and also for all the dances in a companion book, Dances of Court and Country.  Both the CD and the companion book are available for purchase from this website.

The book together with the CD provide an excellent teaching resource for beginners of any age. They “really added to our children’s understanding of Tudor culture”, says an Oxfordshire teacher.

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