Dance class (Birkdale)

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.

For more information about what we do see the Ildhafn Dancing Journal and Katherina's website.

Contacts: or 0272 282 977 (Katherina).

Event Date and Time: 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Fri Sep 06 2013 except Sun Apr 03 2011, Sun Apr 10 2011, Sun Jun 12 2011, Sun Jul 10 2011, Sun Jul 24 2011, Sun Nov 20 2011, Sun Nov 27 2011, Sun Dec 04 2011, Sun Dec 11 2011, Sun Dec 18 2011, Sun Dec 25 2011, Sun Jan 01 2012, Sun Jan 08 2012, Sun Jan 15 2012, Sun Jan 22 2012, Wed Nov 21 2012, Wed Dec 05 2012, Wed Dec 19 2012, Wed Jan 02 2013, Wed Jan 16 2013, Wed Jan 30 2013, Tue Jun 25 2013, Tue Jul 09 2013, Wed Sep 18 2013.