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Some of my Students

I thought you might enjoy watching some recent videos of my lovely students performing in public at various events. Most of these dancers only started Regency dancing within the last four years, but they worked hard and are experienced dancers now - and I have enjoyed teaching them. If you want to dance well and you work hard, nothing is impossible!

(Note: For the last five years, 2012-2017, I was Dance Master for The Duke of Wellington Dancers and the performances you see below are by my students from that period. In January 2018 I left the Duke of Wellington Dancers to become Dance Master of The English Regency Dancers where I wish to continue to produce displays like these. Feel free to share these videos with your friends - click the top right arrow on the video you want to share - and remember to tell them where they came from.)

 

 

La Royale - A Cotillion by Giovanni Gallini

La Royale is a cotillion written by Giovanni Gallini in 1770, danced here by the Duke of Wellington's Dancers in performance at the Winchester Discovery Centre on 22nd June 2017.

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=549

Le Rouet a Filer

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers dancing the cotillion 'Le Rout filer' (the Spinning Wheel) at Townhill Park House on 28th June 2016 during a dress rehearsal. From XXIV New Cotillons, 1768, by James Longman. Music performed by The Birmingham Baroque Collective. Note the feeling of controlled perpetual motion.

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=878

The Salamanca Castanets

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers dancing 'The Salamanca Castanets' in the music room at Townhill Park House on 3rd July 2016. Arranged for a 3-couple set. Published in Button and Whittaker's Collection of Country Dances for the Year 1813. Music performed by The Fortuna Trio. Note the influence of Spanish country dance moves from contacts during the Peninsula War (18071814).

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=763

The New Academy

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers dancing the 'The New Academy' by Thomas Straight, 1779 - in the Adam Hall of Compton Verney House. Music performed by The Birmingham Baroque Collective.

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=543

La Biche (The Hind)

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers dancing the quadrille 'La Biche' - the 5th quadrille in the second set of Thomas Wilson's 'Quadrille Instructor', 1817 - in the Adam Hall of Compton Verney House. Music performed by The Fortuna Trio.

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=678

Love and Friendship

A Cotillion by James Fishar, 1778 - danced by the Duke of Wellington's Dancers at Old Basing House on 16th July 2017.

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=1035

Arcadian Nuptials

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers performing a triple minor country dance from 1784 (danced here as a three-couple dance).

To see the pattern of the dance click on regencydances.org/index.php?wL=495

 

 

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