The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
The Hampshire Regency Dancers is a historic dance group, based in Winchester, which meet regularly to learn the Country Dances, Cotillions and Quadrilles danced by Jane Austen and her contemporaries.
Our aim is to promote, practise and enjoy the dances from the late Georgian and Regency periods (circa 1775-1830) and to have fun while doing so. We also perform at private events and at museums and historic houses around Hampshire, such as Chawton House, where Jane Austen’s brother lived and where Jane often stayed. We have even been seen on stage and television!
Dances are taught with the help of experts in historical dance. We walk the figures through in advance, practise any new steps and then dance them to the music of the time, often specially recorded for us. Some of the dances are lively, but others are slow and stately, such as those you might have seen in Jane Austen film or television adaptations.
Regency dances are suitable for adults of all ages and abilities and you don't need to bring a partner or a costume to join in!
Why not watch us, then have a GO!
Sunday 22 September: Performances at 1100 and 1200.
No booking required.
Not suitable for under 6 years of age. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Flat shoes should be worn. The Great Hall is accessible for wheelchairs.
Allow around 45 minutes per session.