3rd Annual Baroque Dance Workshop with Philippa Waite
San Francisco Renaissance Voices is delighted to once again host the internationally-renowned choreographer, performer and teacher of Baroque dance, Philippa Waite for a Baroque Dance Workshop; this workshop is LOW-IMPACT and designed for both the novice and experienced dancer. Ms. Waite studied with Wendy Hilton and taught for her at the annual Baroque Music and Dance Workshops at Stanford University. Ms. Waite is currently guest teacher of Period Movement and Dance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff. She is Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque and as such choreographs in the Baroque style for the company's productions; she also teaches, performs and gives lecture-demonstrations throughout the UK and abroad.
The morning workshop will include instruction in some of the more typical dance steps, and arm motions, used in the main Baroque dance rhythms eg bourée, sarabande, gigue and menuet. The afternoon session will focus on using these steps in a choreographed dance. Experienced students will be taught more complex step variations, however, the emphasis will be on the style, technique and performance and not on the ability to memorize them.
8:30-9:00 am - Sign-in
9:00 am-12:30 pm (9-9:30 Warm-Up, 9:30-12:30 Class Begins)
The morning session will concentrate on the technique & style required for typical steps found in duple, triple and compound-duple time.
12:30-2:00 pm - Lunch: Not provided; there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance - or bring your own; beverages will be provided
2:00-6:00 pm - Class Resumes:
The afternoon session will concentrate on using the steps learnt, during the morning session, in a choreography. The workshop will include short demonstrations, given by Ms. Waite, to highlight some of the features of style and presentation covered in the workshop.
Full-day session, Baroque workshop: $85 advance ($100 at the door)
Half-day session, Baroque workshop morning: $45 advance ($55 at the door)
Baroque workshop afternoon: $55 advance ($65 at the door)
NOTE: Ball-room type shoes are NOT acceptable, shoes should have a flat, minimal heel. Ballet flats, plimsolls or a pair of thick socks you don't mind getting dirty will work fine.
Spaces are limited - so early registration is encouraged!
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church (View)
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|