About this Site
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RegencyDances.org is a free learning resource that demonstrates the dances of the
English Regency period.
Its mission is to help teach and promote the practice and enjoyment of the English dances
from the late Georgian to the Regency period (about 1775-1830).
RegencyDances.org is an independent and international website, not connected to or endorsed by
any specific dance group, for (a) sharing genuine
Regency dances of known provenance, (b) providing news of upcoming Regency and Jane Austen
events worldwide, and (c) offering links to Regency Dance groups so that dancers can join,
plus other information deemed by the editors to be of interest to Regency dancers.
It was decided that the most instructive and enjoyable way to share dances was through animation.
This site therefore brings together a growing list of the most popular dances that I and the
other contributing editors have danced and enjoyed.
Regency dances are danced enthusiastically throughout the world. At a recent ball I attended in Florence, Italy
I met dancers from England, USA, Australia, Holland, France, Italy, Malta and many other countries. We are an international
community and I hope this site will help build up a common repository of dances for all to enjoy.
- Learn a new dance from the - (click the "Notation" button for the dance notation)
- Search for a particular dance in the
- Find where to get for the dance you have learned
- Search for your nearest that specialises in Regency Dance, or add your own Society to our list.
- Find a wonderful to go to, or announce your society's next ball
- on Twitter to keep informed when new dances are added.
We are grateful to all the who have kindly allowed us to
use snippets from their music.
The copyright in the animations and page text and images belongs to RegencyDances.org.
The notations have been written by the editors, largely from original source documents,
and are made available here under a Creative Commons Licence so they may be copied and
used by dancers or teachers for non-commercial purposes - but please read the
terms of the licence.
We never knowingly use unauthorised material. Please email me at
if you have a concern
The synchonisation between the animation and the music is not always perfect.
The standard software objects that interpret the music files provide insufficient information.
Timing should therefore not be considered accurate.
I am deeply indebted to everyone who has contributed their skills and
experience to this site and especially to Ellis A Rogers for oversight of our efforts
and his book The Quadrille, the most complete and scholarly work on dancing
in the Regency Period that I have encountered, written by a practical
dancer, dancing master and teacher.