Historical Dance at the Winter Weekend Workshop

January 13-16, 2017 in historic Philadelphia and Rutgers/Camden
Taught by Dorothy Olsson (New York Historical Dance) and Kaspar Mainz (Leipzig University, Germany) 

Baroque Dance Technique. 9:00- 10:30 (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
A gentle warm-up followed by a focus on step combinations from the boree, chaconne, sarabande, passepied and other dance types. Two levelsMatelot

The Rigadoon 11:00-12:30 (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
The choreography of a rigadoon from an English source will be taught from notation; this dance will be performed with live music on Monday, January 16.

English Minuets and Country Dances  1:45-3:15 (Sat., Sun.)
A group minuet from the Pemberton 1711 source, and a country dance from the Essex 1710 source, to be performed with live music on Monday, January 16.

Beginning Baroque Dance 3:30-4:30 (Sat., Sun.) (Olsson) An introduction to 18th-century dance forms - bourée, courante, sarabande, menuet, and others - with reference to musical characteristics. Open to all.

Baroque Dance Topics: The Hornpipe 3:30-4:30 (Sat., Sun.) (Mainz)
Steps and step sequences from choreographies of English hornpipes.

No prior experience is necessary for these dance classes; bring comfortable shoes. Classes will be held in the Fine Arts Building on the Rutgers University campus in Camden, NJ.
Other events at the workshop include a Facutly Concert, instrumental and vocal ensemble classes and more!

Tuition $270 for all 10 dance classes (includes lunches), or $30 per individual class.