Resources for Early Dance

On this page I have included a list of introductory resources on the History of Early Dance that you can use to explore the topic further.

Click on the text on the left to take you to the section you're interested in, or scroll down to browse the list.

I will aim to regularly update this list. If you see something that is missing please send me an email.

Please note. I am not responsible for the content on any of these links.


A Brief Introduction to the History of Dance

Full presentation with notes.pdf

Full Presentation with Lecture Notes


Dancing Cheek to Cheek (BBC Documentary)



The King who Invented Ballet (BBC Documentary)

Baroque Dance Notation: Deciphering Feuillet - Beachamp Notation


Pride and Prejudice Having a Ball (BBC Documentary)

Regency Dance in Austen Adaptations

20th Century Dance



The Royal Opera House have a fantastic series on the development of ballet.

See their playlist for all 15 videos.