A hop and step across the Channel: learn to dance a Gavotte and a Menuet with Ricardo Barros

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Saturday 11 May, 10.30 am

London Festival of Baroque Music: St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Follow English dancing master Mr Isaac’s footsteps and hop across the channel for a dancing ‘entente cordiale’. Learn contredanses in the two most popular forms of the Baroque period: the gavotte ‘La Bonne Amitié’ by Feuillet (1706) and the ‘Menuet Anglois’ by Lorin (1698).

This is a baroque dance workshop for everyone from the age of 12 (12–16 year olds need to be accompanied by adults). It does not require previous baroque dance experience. Experience with other forms of dancing is desirable.

The musicians

Ricardo Barros baroque dance, Nicolette Moonen violin