Join the dancers of Ildhafn for our regular classes on renaissance dances from Italy, France and England. These weekly practices have something to suit all skill levels, with the evening divided into two hour-long blocks: from 7:30-8:30pm, the class is open to all comers; from 8:30 onwards, the experienced dancers rehearse more complex works or study more difficult steps.
Teacher: Katherina Weyssin (with help from her more experienced students)
Open/Beginner class, 7:30-8:30pm
For the first hour I will suit the dances to the experience levels of all those attending, keeping in general to simpler material. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed, nor do you need a partner, special shoes or clothes, or anything but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We do Branles (circle dances) from 16th century France, stately Pavanes and Almains from Shakespearian England, graceful Balli from renaissance Italy, and more.
Advanced class, 8:30-9:30pm
Durig the second hour, the more experienced dancers in the group work on a more difficult dances or steps, reconstruct something new, or rehearse for a performance. All are welcome to watch, but you'll need a solid knowledge of renaissance dancing technique and vocabulary to participate.
NOTE: the class runs every week, but alternating between the City Centre and Birkdale. Please check the calendar for this week's location.
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0272 282 977 (Katherina).