Historical Dance Workshop
When & Where
You are cordially invited to join us in the Georgian House Drawing Room for a historical dance workshop and house tour. Learn one of the Regency period's most fashionable dances, the quadrille, and explore our restored townhouse.
In the Georgian period, the social Season in Edinburgh started late Autumn - early Winter with public Assemblies, private balls, theatre performances, and concerts. One of the most fashionable dances of the period, the quadrille, originated in France and became popular at public events in Edinburgh during the Season of 1816-17.
Often quadrilles would be practiced in advance of an upcoming ball “for fear of accidents’’. In this session, we will follow the instructions and music of the Lancers’ Quadrille composed and published by Felix Yaniewicz c.1821 inspired by the recent exhibition about the celebrated musician. The original set was found in Miss Dalrymple’s music book from the Newhailes House Library music collection located in the National Library of Scotland.
What to expect:
A one-hour dance workshop and a one-hour tour of the house.
You are very welcome to dress in period costumes though modern clothes are also suitable. Please bring comfortable shoes for dancing. No dance experience is required!
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