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BAROQUE DANCE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the basics of beautiful, elegant Baroque dance forms in this 4 class program and perform a choreographed dance; explore the rhythmic underpinnings of Baroque music; & have lots of fun!

A four-class program designed specifically for beginners & novices
In these classes you’ll:
learn basic Baroque dance steps
perform a choreographed dance
explore the rhythmic underpinnings of Baroque music
& have lots of fun!

No prior dance experience of any kind required
Only a basic fitness level necessary
No special shoes/equipment needed

Sponsors:  Capriccio Baroque, Mary Findley, Simone Lee, & Carolyn Winter

Paige Whitley-Bauguess is renowned both as a Baroque dancer and instructor of Baroque dance.  She has experience teaching classes for all levels, for complete beginners through professionals.

Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues around the world, appearing as a soloist and with dance partner Thomas Baird. A recent performance with Baird was described as “a window on the past…like being caught in a musical and theatrical time warp that reached my ears and eyes as a soft-focus vision of a quite spectacular moment in the history of western performance art,” (The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC).

Paige is director of the Baroque Arts Project with Barry Bauguess and producer of two baroque dance DVDs: Introduction to Baroque Dance-Dance Types and Dance of the French Baroque Theatre. In addition to her artistic collaborations with Thomas, Paige has stage directed baroque opera and theatre for UNC-Chapel Hill, Wingate University, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Magnolia Baroque Festival (with Baird), Peabody Conservatory, East Carolina University, and VOX (Charlotte). She has served on the faculties of Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments, East Coast Baroque Dance Workshop at Rutgers University, and Stanford Baroque Dance Workshop. Whitley-Bauguess holds an MA in Dance History from the University of California at Riverside and a BFA in Ballet from the UNC School of the Arts where she also attended high school.

DATES: 
Classes run on Mondays, 6:45pm-9:15pm on  Sept 30; Oct .21; Nov. 11; & Dec. 9 
An optional ‘practice session’ is also offered at the GWU dance studio on Nov. 25

VENUE: 
George Washington University,  District House Dance Studio, 2121 H Street NW, Washington  DC 20052