About this Site
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RegencyDances.org 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 RegencyDances.org website is a
free learning website that demonstrates the dances and steps of the English Regency period
through animation, notation, music and example videos.
RegencyDances.org is an independent and international organisation,
not connected to or endorsed by any specific dance group
The mission of RegencyDances.org is:
- to help teach and promote the practice ane enjoyment of the English dances from the
late Georgian to the Regency period (about 1775-1830),
- to find or create good quality and historically accurate sound recordings for genuine dances
from the Regency period,
- provide information about genuine Regency dances of known provenance, and
- any other activities and information deemed by the officers to be of interest to Regency dancers worldwide.
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 over 500 dances.
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)
- Learn the
- 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.