I study and teach European dancing of the fifteenth, sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. I'm particularly interested in Italian dancing, both because of the relative wealth of information, and because I love the style.
This is the home for much of what I write about renaissance dance: class-notes for my students, short blog-posts and longer essays on whatever I'm studying at the time, my own ongoing research.
This is - and probably always will be - a work in progress.
If you have questions, or there's something you'd like to see included, please let me know that too: I'll answer as well as I can. I always enjoy discussing historical dance, and nothing inspires me to add to this website like hearing from people who are using it. If you find an error, please let me know.
The photo is of my partner David and I dancing Contentezza d'Amore. The photographer was N.J.Haliday.