Andrew Shaw (UK) is widely regarded for his detailed knowledge, high standards, wit, and clear instruction with an emphasis on style. A favorite in the US and the UK, he teaches at camps, weekends, festivals, and other courses at home and abroad. His annual dance weekend at Halsway Manor in Somerset was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of CDSS News.
His interest in the dances of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, especially those composed by Nathaniel Kynaston, has resulted in the publication of four dance collections to date: Mr. Kynaston‘s Famous Dance in 2000, The She Favourite in 2002, Emperor of the Moon in 2006 and Farnicle Huggy in 2009. The She Favourite also throws light on the activities of the little-known dancing-master Richard Motley, whilst Farnicle Huggy features dances “Compos’d by a Person of Quality Recommended to Mr. Nathaniel Kynaston”.
**Andrew Shaw will be on faculty week 2 of the 2024 Amherst Early Music Festival.