Bedford Early Dance and Music

Bedford Early Dance and Music organises historical dance workshops and social events in Bedford.

For more information contact David Parsons

Dance workshops in 2023-24

We have planned the following dates for dance workshops and events on Saturdays at Brickhill Community Centre
16 Sep 2023Regency dance workshop. Country dances, cotillons, quadrilles and reels of the Regency era.Anne Daye
14 Oct 2023Renaissance dance workshop. Attractive and interesting dances from Italy, France and England c.1600Anne Daye
18 Nov 2023Regency dance workshop. Country dances, cotillons, quadrilles and reels of the Regency era.Anne Daye
13 Jan 2024Annual party with Bedford Gallery Quire. Details below.
20 Jan 2024Renaissance dance workshop suitable for beginners and dancers with previous experience. The chance to learn a beautiful Italian balletto of c.1600, with a selection of sociable dances from Elizabethan England and Valois France.Anne Daye
24 Feb 2024Regency dance workshop. Country dances, cotillons, quadrilles and reels of the Regency era.Anne Daye
23 Mar 2024Renaissance dance workshop.Anne Daye
20 Apr 2024Regency dance workshop. Country dances, cotillons, quadrilles and reels of the Regency era.Anne Daye
18 May 2024Informal Regency tea dance. A sociable occasion to enjoy some of the dances learnt in the workshops in the spirit of a family gathering. The programme will feature dances learnt during the season, but visitors will be welcome, with most dances called. Elegant refreshments in Regency style will be served with tea and coffee. We invite you to wear your best outfit, whether Regency in style or not.

The price and other details will be confirmed nearer the date.
 
Beginners are welcome. All workshops 14:00-18:00 with a break for refreshments. We realise that some people need to leave earlier for various reasons, so the main dances for each session will be completed by 17:00, with some bonus material for those who can stay until 18:00.
Price: £10 per workshop.

Family Party with Jane Austen!!

Saturday 13th January 2024, 3.00–7.15 pm
Brickhill Community Centre

Bring family and friends to enjoy warming drinks and a substantial early supper of seasonal recipes in the spirit of an Austen family Christmas gathering. Listen to songs and join in dances of the time, all linked to Jane Austen, as found in her letters and music books.

Jointly organised by Bedford Early Dance & Music and Bedford Gallery Quire, the ticket price of £18 per head will include a substantial early supper with a menu created from recipes of the period. See the flyer and booking form for details. Booking closes 1 January 2024.

Location

Brickhill Community Centre (Avon Drive, Bedford, MK41 7AF), is about 2 miles north of Bedford town centre, just off Kimbolton Road (B660) at the intersection of Avon Drive and Waveney Avenue. There is a car park at the hall. Bus route no 6 runs every 12 minutes from Bedford bus station and stops just outside.

The door is normally locked, so use the intercom beside it to call the upper hall. When admitted, go through the doors to the back of the building and take the stairs up to the first floor.

The community centre car park entrance is adjacent to the bus stop on Avon Drive in the centre of the map below. Click 'View larger map' to go to the Google Maps web site for directions.

Arrangements for all events will be contingent on public health guidance at the time.

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Local links

Historical Dance