Concerts & Events

BAROQUE DANCE – WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS & NOVICES

Join us as renowned Baroque Dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess leads delightful classes in this most elegant dance form. We welcome those of any level!

The BEGINNER WORKSHOP runs 1:00-4:00pm on Sat., Mar. 3
This Workshop is designed for those with no prior Baroque dance experience & those who have previously taken introductory classes.  It will cover: an introduction to Baroque dance & its place in Baroque society & court manners; a look at 17th Century dance choreographies; demonstrations of dance forms by the instructor; &, instruction on basic introductory steps.

To Bring: gym attire, flat shoes that slide a bit on wood floors or socks; water bottle
Venue: Parish Hall, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 Oakland St., Arlington, VA 22203
Metro Accessible: one block from Virginia Square on Orange Line
Parking: available in the church’s parking lot & also timed street parking
Registration: $55 at www.CapriccioBaroque.org  Class size limited to 10.

The NOVICE WORKSHOP runs 10:00am-12:00pm on Sun., Mar. 4.
This Workshop is designed for those with an existing knowledge of basic dance steps & aims to increase fluency in core dance types & build knowledge of dance choreography.

To Bring: gym attire, flat shoes that slide a bit on wood floors or socks; water bottle
Registration: $55 at www.CapriccioBaroque.org    Class size limited to 6. 

Baroque Dancer, PAIGE WHITLEY-BAUGUESS, interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world as a soloist and with dance partner Thomas Baird. She is director of the Baroque Arts Project in North Carolina and producer of two baroque dance DVDs featuring the duo’s collaborative work: 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 operas for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Magnolia Baroque Festival (with Baird), Wingate University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Peabody Conservatory, and East Carolina University. She has served on the faculties of Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Modern Early Music Institute, 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 NC School of the Arts where she also attended high school. Visit Paige at www.BaroqueDance.com.