Eighteenth-century Danish Country Dances

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November, 2017, 10.00 for 10.30‒17.00
ISTD2 Dance Studio (first floor), 346 Old Street, London EC1 9NQ

Nearest tube stations: Old Street (6 mins walk); Liverpool Street and Moorgate (12 mins walk)
Parking: NCP only (no on-street parking)

Longways dances were very much in fashion at the court of the mad king Christian VII of Denmark during the late eighteenth century. Dance books containing the court repertoire have by incredible luck survived all the fires of Copenhagen, and so we are able to dance the beautiful and exciting choreographies of the Danish dancing masters.

We are going to try out some of the best, and in addition we will learn one or two lovely German cotillons from the same period. With our knowledgeable and highly skilled tutor, Jørgen, you are guaranteed an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

The course is suitable for those with some experience of eighteenth-century steps and figures


HDS member

Non member

1-day £35 £40
2-day £60 £70

Tea and coffee will be available during the day. Bring your own lunch, or use the local cafés and little shops

For full details, please see the leaflet and booking form (pdf).

On-line booking (pay by credit/debit card or PayPal)

ISTD Studios

346 Old Street
EC1V 9NQ London
United Kingdom


Jørgen Schou-Pedersen (b. 1952) studied the Science of Music at the University of Copenhagen. He has studied the history of dance with many of the leading... read more


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