Week One, July 10-17, 2016
For over twenty-five years the Historical Dance Program has been a highly successful part of the Amherst Early Music Festival, itself the largest festival of its kind in the world. Students particularly enjoy the opportunity for performance, along with the stimulating classes by dance historians and performers.
The theme of this year's Amherst Early Music Festival is "Music of the German Lands." The Historical Dance Program will focus on dance materials from the German Lands, and a fully-staged production of the Baroque opera, Pomona, by Reinhard Keiser. All Festival participants can sign up for dance classes, however only full time dance students will perform in the opera.
See the Week 1 Historical Dance Class Schedule here!
Week Two, July 17-24, 2016
Brad Foster, Director
An All-day program of classes, lectures, and evening dancing. Learn traditional English country dances and learn about the 17th-century country dances they inspired. You can also take a music class if you wish.
Shira Kammen, violin
Emily O'Brien, recorders
Jacqueline Schwab, piano