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15th century dances.

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:47 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I'm going to have to ease off fighting next year because I'm due to have reconstructive surgery on my right shoulder and would like to have a go at dancing. Has anyone got a good recommendation for WOTR period dances in either a book or a CD/book package that they might be willing to let meself know about?

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:17 am
by behanner
There is a late 15th century Derbyshire manuscript called the Gresley Manuscript which contains dance songs and steps. Based on various stuff known about the manuscript like the date of the paper, location, use of English names for some of the songs I think it is fair to say it is representative of late-15th century English gentry dance knowledge.
This has most if not all the information you need.
http://www.dhds.org.uk/jnl/pdf/hd3n6p02.pdf

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:24 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thanks omae.

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:51 am
by Ayliffe's Steve
One of the guys I train with down here is part of a high level medieval dancing group. If you want I could put you in touch with him?

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:38 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Cracking.

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:43 pm
by Colin Middleton
I was talking to some friends who organise medieval themed weddings over the weekend and they've just added dancing to their repetoire. They recomended that you contactTrouvier and buy their teaching pack which contains several starting dances and some music, designed for use by schools.

Good luck.

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:09 pm
by Colin Middleton

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:34 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thanks omae.

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:13 pm
by behanner
Make sure you cross reference these to make sure you have dances that are right. It is much easier to do it before hand then to have someone come up two years later and be like oh is that dance right? I don't think its right.

Re: 15th century dances.

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:22 am
by Marcus Woodhouse
I promise to e a good boy and only look at the right ones, or claim that it was I, YES I, who invented all the early 16th century ones.