Historical Dance

Opera perfomance at the 2019 Festival

2022 Historical Dance Program

The 2021 Festival will be online, and not on the campus of Connecticut College. We are all disappointed, BUT... We are working on a hybrid model for next summer which would include an online Festival AND in-person classes in certain locations on the weekends before and after the online Festival. In the coming months we’ll work on the program based on safety, logistics, and convenience. We plan to return to the campus of Connecticut College in 2022 for the Summer Festival, dates tba!

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.