Historical Dance

Opera perfomance at the 2019 Festival

Historical Dance Program

Week One, July 4*-12, 2020 - POSTPONED until July 10*-18, 2021

Faculty: Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz

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 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 reflecting that theme.

Tuition $635. Click here for room and board options.

* Festival week one runs July 5-12, dancers arrive one day early for the Historical Dance program.

Opera performance at the 2018 Festival.