Bridport Historical Dance

Name: Bridport Historical Dance
Category: Folk dance clubs
Summary: Bridport, North Dorset
Phone: 01935 472771
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Dancing occasional Sunday afternoons, 13:30 to 16:00. Mainly second Sunday of the month: please check in advance. £5 per session.

At the Town Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF. This is a splendid Grade II Listed Arts and Crafts hall, worth a visit even if you don't dance! It's above the Tourist Information Centre; entrance is usually from East Street -- check with organiser first.

Over the year we learn English dances from mediaeval to Victorian times, working mainly on one period at a time. For example, January-June 2017, dances of the 18th century, practising for a Georgian Assembly in June. Could be described as Playford with extra steps, plus cotillions and a taste of minuet. Ever wondered where Playford comes from? We also do country dances Tudor-style plus Italian court dances and the flamboyant coranto. Good challenge, great fun.