Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Get Your (Georgian) Dancing Shoes On! Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Four exciting events are coming up for historic dance enthusiasts, both at the Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Edinburgh.  And to prepare for these events, there is a series of Saturday Regency dance classes.  Talitha Mackenzie is the organiser and can be contacted for more info:- talithamac at gmail dot com.

"In honour of the Bicentennial of Nathaniel Gow’s introduction of Quadrilles to Edinburgh, there will be a Regency Ball at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms on 11th of March, 2017. Music will be provided by Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band (members of Concerto Caledonia)."


"In preparation for this, a series of dance classes in Edinburgh beginning 22 October, taught by Alena Shmakova and Talitha MacKenzie, will cover all of the dances on the ball programme.  The first 5 are on the following Saturdays:

22 Oct 1-4 PM
29 Oct 2-5 PM
19 Nov 2-5 PM
3 Dec 2-5 PM
17 Dec 2-5 PM

Classes are £5 each or £20 for a block of 5. There will be another 5 classes scheduled for Jan-Mar 2017, dates TBC.  Please contact Talitha MacKenzie if you would like more information.  Thank you!"


  • 20th January 2017 at 7.30 pm Concert of the Nathaniel Gow Band (Quadrilles)
  • 21st January 2017 from 2-5 pm, Dance Workshop
  • 11th March 2017 from 1-3 pm, Dance Workshop
  • 11th March 2017 at 7 pm, Regency Ball
    By the way, Talitha recommends a DVD on Baroque dance, by Nicola Gaines and Christopher Tudor. We have a copy in the Whittaker Library here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - indeed, it's on Talitha's reading listDetails here.

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