Baroque Dance Workshop
Saturday, April 1, 2017
sign-in 1:30; workshop 2:00–6:00
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church,
1329 Seventh Avenue,
Our thanks to San Francisco Renaissance Voices for hosting this event.
This workshop will include instruction in some of the more typical dance steps used in the main Baroque dance rhythms, such as the sarabande, bourée and menuet, and will focus on using these steps to enhance Country Dances of the period from sources such as Thomas Bray's Country Dances (1699) and various editions of Playford's The Dancing Master.
The workshop will also include short demonstrations, given by Ms. Waite to highlight some of the features of style and presentation covered in the workshop.
The workshop will be suitable for English Country Dancers, musicians, beginning Baroque dancers, and those with an interest in the theater, opera, ballet or social dancing of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes (not excessively tight) and, if possible, flexible shoes. For those with dance shoes, a flat pair or a pair with small heels is preferable to a pair with high heels (so jazz shoes rather than character shoes, and no ladies' ballroom dance shoes). For those without suitable dance shoes, everyday shoes will be fine; if you have a choice, bring the closest thing you have to lightweight, thin-soled sneakers.
Further information is available at the San Francisco Renaissance Voices website.
Workshop places should be booked via Brown Paper Tickets.