The 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and the Ball at Netherfield where Mr Darcy danced with Miss Elizabeth Bennet, inspired the Jane Austen Dancers of Bath to be founded in 1996 – the first and foremost Regency dance group in Bath and the UK.
The Jane Austen Dancers of Bath hold regular classes in this beautiful Georgian City where Jane Austen made her home between 1801 and 1806 and also set Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, two of her published novels.
In our classes we provide the opportunity to learn how to dance, and find out more about the etiquette, the fashion, the history and the social customs of the Regency and late Georgian period - all of which has been extensively researched by Elspeth Reed and Liz Bartlett from original sources.
We hold an annual Ball and special classes for events such as The Jane Austen Festival and Pride & Prejudice Tours. Also we frequently participate in film and TV projects and private & public functions/parties/balls/hen parties.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to join us in our classes or at one of our events soon.