Online Beauchamp-Feuillet Notation Reading Classes

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the majority of classes this term,
Philippa is now offering a series of 5 notation reading classes, for different levels, via Zoom.

Thursdays – Beginner/Improver/Intermediate Levels
Sundays – Mixed Levels

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

Thursdays – Beginner/Improver/Intermediate Levels

August–September Series:

Thursday evenings: August 27th; September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

N.B. Times stated are UK time-zone.

Class A – Beginners: 60 mins
Thursdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Class B – Improvers: 60 mins
Thursdays, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Class C – Intermediate: 60 mins
Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Sundays – Mixed Levels

August–September Series:

Sunday evenings: August 30th; September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Class D – Mixed beginners to intermediate: 90 mins
Increasing Difficulty: 8:00pm – 9:30pm (UK time)
Beginners may choose to attend only the first hour.

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


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

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

3 classes, same week: £20;  5 session series of 3 classes: GBP £80

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.

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")