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About this Site

To contribute to or comment on any material on this site,
please email editors@regencydances.org

 

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 animations page - (click the "Notation" button for the dance notation)
  • 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.

Enjoy!
The Editors

The Musicians

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

Some Notes

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 editors@RegencyDances.org 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.