Dance Programs

Opera perfomance at AEMF 15REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENS NOVEMBER 15, 2017!

Historical Dance Program

Week One, July 8-15, 2018

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 the stimulating classes by dance historians and performers.

The theme of this year's Amherst Early Music Festival is "Music of France and the Low Countires" The Historical Dance Program will focus on dance materials from those countries, and a fully-staged production of the Baroque opera, Cadmus et Hermione, by Lully. All Festival participants can sign up for dance classes, however only full time dance students will perform in the opera. 

 

English Country Dance Program: New London Assembly

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Week Two, July 15-22, 2018 

Brad Foster, Director, with Philippe Callens

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. Musicians tba.