Online Beauchamp-Feuillet Notation Reading Classes

Online Baroque dance notation reading classes, via Zoom.

Thursdays – Beginner/Improver/Intermediate Levels

April–May Series:

Thursday evenings: April 15th, 22nd, 29th; May 6th, 13th

May–June Series:

Thursday evenings: May 20th, 27th; June 10th, 17th, 24th

N.B. Times stated are UK time-zone.

Class A – Beginners/Improvers
Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Class C – Intermediate
Thursdays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm

To register for a class or series, please contact Philippa.


Single class: £10;  5 session series: GBP £45

2 classes, same day: £15;  5 session series of 2 classes: GBP £65

Fee reductions available for full-time students.

Payment accepted in GB pounds, Euros and US Dollars.
If paying in Euros, US Dollars or other foreign currencies please contact Philippa
for actual costs (which include transaction/currency exchange rates).

Payments are accepted by UK cheque, PayPal or bank transfer, please contact Philippa for details.

For information about future online and regular classes, please join our mailing list.

Class Content

The classes for beginners & improvers will cover fundamental elements of this notation system and will include, depending on level of class, learning to recognise basic step-units and their variations as well as timings in typical dance rhythms such as sarabande, bourée, menuet and gigue. Short notated class sequences will be studied alongside simple and moderate extant Ballroom dances in a range of rhythms and complexity suitable for the class level.

Intermediate students will focus on consolidating their knowledge in order to easily read moderate level extant dances as well as widening their step vocabulary to include more complex step-units and variations in some of the more unusual dance rhythms such as chaconne, passacaille, loure and hornpipe. Dances, suitable for the class level, will be selected from Theatrical as well as Ballroom sources.

Philippa will be referring to pages from her Beauchamp-Feuillet Notation: A Guide for Beginner and Intermediate Baroque Dance Students, co-author Judith Appleby, which will be shared from her desktop during the sessions. You don’t need to buy a copy but a discount is available for those who wish to do so.

Philippa will also be sharing some of her own notated Baroque style choreographies from her latest publication: A Collection of New Dances, choreographed in the Baroque Style to Telemann’s Hochzeit-Divertissement, transcribed into Beauchamp-Feuillet Notation by Judith Appleby; a discount is also available.

Zoom: You don’t need to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

For further information, please contact Philippa Waite,
Phone: +44 (0)7976 374482
(e-mail mangled to reduce junk-mail – please correct "dunce" to "dance")