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Quadrille Classes at the Institut français d’Écosse

Tuesday 14 January 2020 19:30-21:30

Come and learn quadrille dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. All levels are welcome!

The Franco-Scottish dances so popular in Edinburgh during the Regency period are enjoying a revival – why not join us in celebrating this?

Although similar to Scottish Country Dance, Quadrilles are danced as four couples in a square so that each set has its own ‘community’. Footwork is not overly complicated—the focus is on social interaction. Ballroom dancing has never been so much fun!

Dance your way to fitness without even noticing the effort, while your brain gets its share of exercise remembering the sequence of figures. As the instructions were written in French, you can practice your language skills at the same time.

All levels welcome, no experience necessary; you may come on your own or with a partner. Comfortable clothing and soft, flexible shoes, with low (or no) heel, recommended.

About Talitha MacKenzie
Talitha MacKenzie, who has been studying Historical Dance since the early 1970s, has a degree in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she performed Renaissance and Baroque dance and music with Julia Sutton’s Collegium Terpsichore. Currently teaching Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, she has been reviving and reconstructing Nathaniel Gow’s Quadrilles from the original scores published in Edinburgh two hundred years ago.

How to enrol
A series of 10 Fortnightly Classes are £70 (£50 for members of the Edinburgh Quadrille Society &/or L’Institut Français); alternatively, you may pay £7/£5 at the door.
Book now by going to https://www.sonasmultimedia.co.uk/

Next classes
28 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 10 Mar from 7.30 to 9pm.
Salles Boulez 1 & 2 (first floor)

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