The 21st International Annual Consort de Danse Baroque Summer School
BAROQUE DANCE STUDIES
Friday 17th August – Monday 27th August 2012
Partial attendance options available
For All Levels
From the complete beginner to the professional dancer
17th – 20th August
Friday dinner to Monday before dinner.
Arrival from 6:30pm.
21st – 24th August
Tuesday afternoon to Friday after lunch.
Arrival from 1:30pm.
25th – 27th August
Saturday morning to Monday after ball.
Arrival from 8:45am.
This non-residential course concentrates on the technique, presentation and reconstruction of Baroque dance and is designed for all levels from the absolute beginner to the professional dancer. This intensive course equips newcomers to Baroque dance with a thorough grounding in basic skills, and provides experienced dancers with the opportunity for more in-depth study.
Each module can be attended independently and consists of three full days' tuition, three lunches and three dinners. Module 3 will conclude on Monday evening with a period ball and buffet held at the Rubicon. With approximately twenty-four hours of tuition per module, participants may enrol for a weekend, for one, two or three modules, or on a part-time basis (for example, local students may wish to attend just the morning technique sessions).
The Rubicon Centre has two dance studios with sprung floors and wall-length mirrors, a study room, café area, and changing and shower facilities.
Classes run daily from 9:15am to 9:30pm unless otherwise stated, and are accompanied by recorded music or musicians on period instruments.
The daily timetable includes three technique classes with different level mixes to allow for consolidation and challenge. The course also incorporates a costumed lecture-demonstration and workshops on various aspects of Baroque dance including:
Steps in Context combines technique, presentation and reconstruction from original notation. The sessions enable participants to concentrate on the technique required to attain movement qualities for dances such as sarabande, bourée, gigue, menuet etc. (Video camera may be used during the presentation sections.) Non-notation readers will be taught a dance with reference to the notation.
Reconstruction/Presentation of Country Dances will examine a mixture of notated and written sources from dancing masters such as Bray, Feuillet and Lorin.
Free Time: There will be free time between modules – Monday evening (no dinner provided) and Tuesday morning (no lunch provided), and Friday afternoon and evening (no dinner provided).
21st Year Anniversary Ball
Monday 27th August
7:15pm at The Rubicon
This year the course will finish with a period ball and buffet celebrating 21 years of summer school. There will be live music, and dances called by Diana Cruickshank and Philippa Waite.
Tickets: £20 (non-course members), £15 to course participants not attending module 3. Module 3 price includes a ball ticket.
The course is non-residential, however, a limited number of rooms will be reserved at Senghennydd Hall student halls of residence. Please see our accommodation information for details and for alternative accommodation.
Information about fees and a printable application form are available online.
If you have any questions, please contact Philippa Waite