This workshop is aimed at musicians especially, presupposes no existing dance skills, and will cover the basics of the baroque dance suite: the allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue. That said, all are welcome. We will discuss the distinctive movement qualities of each dance form, and while avoiding dogma, propose ways in which they might inform a musician's choices when playing these musical forms.
What is Dance of the Month?
18th Century Dance Classes offered by The New York Baroque Dance Company
Every first Saturday of the month from 3:00-4:30PM
Mark Morris Dance Center at 3 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York (corner of Flatbush Ave).Directions
Cost: only $15 per class!
What do I wear?
Please wear a flexible dance shoe, no street shoes are allowed in the studios. Casual dance or exercise clothing is recommended.
Can I come for one class only?
Yes, please come as you like. Take the whole series of classes and learn the dance forms used by Bach and Mozart in their dance suites.