The Regency Assembly - Historical Dance
We learn and perform dances which were popular in
English Assembly Rooms during the Regency Period.
Our members are typically professionals who like to socialise whilst learning new skills and having fun.
The Regency Assembly was formed in 2006, it offers
an attractive alternative to modern styles.
We place much emphasis on footwork, personal grace, deportment and social etiquette.
If you have read novels by Jane Austen or enjoyed films such as Pride & Prejudice, perhaps you have wondered what it must have felt like; being invited to attend an elegant Ball in a grand assembly room. See lady's wearing attractive Empire Line dresses or to dance with a gallant gentleman in his Regiment's uniform. Would you like to be formally introduced to an elegant Lady or charming Gentleman before being asked to dance?
We learn dances at our classes, so as to be proficient when attending Balls in Lichfield or elsewhere in the country.
Dances of this period are social dances, so guests do not need to bring a partner, as we all dance together.
Though some of the dances are stately, there are many which require a good level of fitness and agility.
It is unsurprising to realise the average age of attendees at a Ball in 1800 was 18 -30 years of age!
Our display team enjoys dancing at National Trust properties and Stately Halls.
Whilst our Dancing Master is available for private functions such as weddings, birthday parties and private celebrations.