* We are a friendly group who meet in Winchester and Southampton
For fitness - dance improves your all-round physical ability, mental effectiveness and active longevity. If you play a sport like football or rugby, your resistance to injury will be significantly improved by having joints, muscles and movements that are better trained by dance. Dancers are capable of explosive, rapid movement and sensational spatial awareness.
We also have a lot of fun
Our teacher is Barbara Segal whose expertise is recognised throughout Europe
She is a specialist in Baroque Dance, teaching and performing the fashionable dance of Europe from about 1650 to 1750. This form of dance originated at the court of Louis XIV and became known as the French noble style, a highly stylised form of baroque dance. This elegant, graceful form of baroque dance rapidly spread throughout Europe.
She performs at outdoor events, at heritage sites and summer festivals, giving short performances. Recent events include an entertainment at Hever Castle, the Lancaster Georgian Fair, and the English Heritage Festival of History.
Barbara Segal is a director of Chalemie, a group of dancers and musicians whose performances range from concert presentations of baroque dance and music, to explorations into the theatrical side of early dance and music theatre – from the dance and pantomime of eighteenth century London to the court spectaculars of earlier centuries.
When you start, this may all seem rather grand and some way in the future - so come to keep fit (it's better than the gym) and to enjoy the people and the dancing.
We meet twice a month, on Monday evenings, alternately in Winchester and Southampton.
Our members are men and women who meet and dance and socialise. We vary from expert dancers to total beginners. If you don't have a partner this is a good place to find one - if you do have a partner this is a good place to bring them.
It's good to dance together
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