Strictly Historical Summer School
23rd to 28th August 2015 at Ashville College, Harrogate
Led by Nonsuch Artistic Director, Darren Royston, you’ll be learning alongside members of our professional dance company.
You will have the opportunity to dance social and theatrical dances from the circle dances of the Medieval period to the Charleston of the 1920s, including dances of country, court and ballroom.
We will connect to different historical periods, with music, art, costume and evening dances. Watch performances and demonstrations, be instructed by Darren all the way from your first step to your final bow.
LONDON WEEKLY DANCE CLASSES:
BALLROOM A TO Z (September to November)
Do you want to keep fit, learn a skill and make new friends? Join Nonsuch for our new ballroom dance class – Ballroom A to Z - at the 52 Club in the heart of London.
Led by Darren Royston, our artistic director, and ballroom dance tutor and Zouk expert, Francisco Vidal Lede, from the University of Vigo in Spain, we will explore the history of ballroom dance in a way that promises high energy and fun group social dancing.
Each Thursday at the 52 Club on Gower Street, we are offering two classes running for two consecutive six-week courses, suitable for people of all abilities. No need to bring your own partner. Students will get a chance to dance with everyone else in the group.
Dance has always been a way of bringing people together, from simple group dances like circle and line dances, to couple dances revolving around the ballroom.
We will explore an A to Z of ballroom dancing from different places and periods, like Almains from the English Inns of Court to the new Brazilian dance craze, Zouk.
We will cover dances from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, Victorian ballroom dances like the Waltz and Polka, and more modern dances like the Charleston and the Foxtrot. We will also get a taste of Latin America with dances like the Cha Cha and Salsa.
Classes will run on THURSDAYS from 10th September 2015:
Class One: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Class Two: 7.30pm-8.30pm.
Location: 52 Club, 52 Gower Street, WC1E 6EB
Fees: £10 per class or £50 for six weeks. (£8 per class and £45 for six weeks for Nonsuch members)
Dress: There is no particular dress code, but casual clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended (shoes that have been worn outside are not allowed in the studio).
For more information and to put your name down, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments will be taken by the 52 Club on the day.