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Renaissance dance workshop *FREE*

Would you like to try something simple and elegant? This group works on a variety of dances from the renaissance, mostly Italian, English and French.

Every dance is taught, then danced.

No fancy footwork. Low energy, mostly walking.  It helps if you know your left from your right, but some confusion won't prevent you from dancing. ;-)

The music is fairly unadorned, it is easy to hear the beat and measures, but still, if a few dancers have trouble, the group will still be OK.

I have been going to this group for several weeks. They have done simple English country dances (mostly done in contra formation), and Italian or French processional dances.

No partner needed.  The dances are pretty much gender neutral, they are nominally done in couples, but back in those days in public you barely touched hands with the opposite gender in public, so if we don't get an exact  balance, it won't matter.

They haven't asked for donations, but will accept them.

This is a new location, come any week, currently planed through October.  We will be dancing on a hard floor, not carpet like the prior venue.

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  • Kathy S

    Sorry, I got stuck at work :( I'll try next week

    September 24, 2013

  • conrad b.

    Would like to come but its fairly off my way. Wondering if you have something closer to the north side of Chicago, where I live.

    September 24, 2013

    • Patrice

      Conrad u can contra dance at Irish American center off Lawrence Monday nites at 6:30. Lesson then dance at 7. No experience necessary and its a blast

      September 24, 2013

  • Patrice

    Would have loved to come but working! Hope to dance at the next one

    September 18, 2013

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