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About this Site

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Dr Garth Notley is a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 08954986. It owns and manages this website and raises money for research and the creation of authentic music for dancing.

The website is a free learning website that demonstrates the dances and steps of the English Regency period through animation, notation, music and example videos. is an independent and international organisation, not connected to or endorsed by any specific dance group

The mission of is:

  1. to help teach and promote the practice ane enjoyment of the English dances from the late Georgian to the Regency period (about 1775-1830),
  2. to find or create good quality and historically accurate sound recordings for genuine dances from the Regency period,
  3. provide information about genuine Regency dances of known provenance, and
  4. any other activities and information deemed by the officers to be of interest to Regency dancers worldwide.

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 animations page - (click the "Notation" button for the dance notation)
  • Learn the dance steps
  • Search for a particular dance in the dances list
  • Find where to get the music for the dance you have learned
  • Search for your nearest group that specialises in Regency Dance, or add your own Society to our list.
  • Find a wonderful Regency Ball to go to, or announce your society's next ball
  • Follow Us on Twitter to keep informed when new dances are added.


This website is maintained and run by our small volunteer staff without any outside funding other than revenue from our music and your contributions. This project is funded by dancers like you, including donations from the staff of - because we think it is important.

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A Few Notes

The copyright in the animations and page text and images belongs to 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

We are grateful to all the musicians who have kindly allowed us to use snippets from their music.

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.