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Dance Choreography Index

The types of dances, and the way the steps were performed, changed radically over the 200 years that our dance group covers. Dance Choreographies are listed in the approximately 50 year period in which they were written or published. A period name is assigned to each period for convenience although for example Queen Elizabeth's reign does not exactly match the 50 years.

Some of the dances were old stylistically when they were published and this is noted where evidence exists that they may be earlier in date. Some dances were being performed well after the period in which they were first seen, and again this is noted where evidence exists. Of particular note are dances from the Caroso and Negri publications which were listed as old, dances from Arbeau which were recollected from the author's youth, and the collection of country dances by John Playford some of which were to tunes published 70 years previously

“Medieval” period up to 1500

“Henrician” period from 1500 to 1550

“Elizabethan” period from 1550 to 1600

“Stuart” period from 1600 to 1652

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