Baroque dance is European dance from the 17th and 18th centuries. It includes social dance in the "Noble Style", and theatrical dance until around the 1760s, when Noverre's ideas started to transform baroque ballet into the romantic and classical ballet familiar to today's audiences. Common dance types of the period include the minuet, passepied, French courante, sarabande, bourée, gavotte, rigaudon, gigue, loure, chaconne and passacaille.
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Ensemble of dancers and musicians founded by Thomas Baird and Hugh Murphy. Information about upcoming events, services, and the East Coast Baroque Dance Workshop.
Baroque Dance and the Bach Cello Suites
Article by a cellist about his experiences playing the Bach suites for a dancer.
Baroque Dance Mailing List
Information about how to subscribe to the Feuillet list.
Dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess' site. Contains information about classes in North Carolina, Paige's dance activities, the annual East Coast Baroque Dance Workshop, Craven Historical Dancers, a pair of videos, and arrangements of tunes to extant dances.
Bath Minuet Company
Information about dance classes, the annual Bath Georgian Ball, and photo galleries.
Blakeney Manor: Dance and Music
Includes an essay on the social and political importance of dance, and Rameau's description of the menuet ordinaire, translated by Essex, as well as information about 18th century songs and musicians.
The Books of John Weaver
Facsimiles of "Orchesography" and "Of Time and Cadence in Dancing", and an HTML transcription of "Orchesography".
Consort de Danse Baroque
UK-based company directed by Philippa Waite. Information about classes, their summer school, and products for sale.
Belgian performing group directed by Sigrid T'Hooft. Includes information about classes.
The Covent Garden Minuet Company
London-based amateur group performing 18th century social dances. Photos, membership, performances, and a small bibliography.
Dancer and musician based in California.
Matt's Baroque Dance Pages
Includes background information, HTML versions of 18th century dance manuals, and an annotated collection of links.
The New York Baroque Dance Company
Directed by dancer and choreographer Catherine Turocy. Photo gallery, video clip, dancer profiles and information about workshops.
Seattle Early Dance
Company based in Seattle Washington that reconstructs, performs, and teaches baroque dance. Includes a brief introduction to the dances.
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