Been bitten by the baroque bug? Here are some more avenues for you to investigate (with a bit of a London bias)...
Googling 'baroque dance' will only get you so far, so have a browse of these sites too. Most cover early dance in general (15th-19th centuries), and despite their simple appearance, are stuffed with useful information.
A site designed to bring lovers of early dance together, it includes facsimiles of Tomlinson and Feuillet choreography (1700-1724), as well as a handy diary of classes, workshops, balls, conferences and festivals taking place across Europe.
Of course you don't quite get the full effect of early dance without the corresponding outfits; this excellent site contains research, examples and explanations of everything from brunswicks (hoodies) to hair poufs to underpinnings.
There are always 18th century-related events, festivals, plays, films, exhibitions or concerts going on; here are some that we've spotted (although we can't attest to how good they are until one of us goes to them!)
- Baroque Borrowers: 18.11.17: St George's Chamber Orchestra presents a 250th anniversary celebration of Telemann.
- Bach and Handel by Candlelight: 26.10.17: London Musical Arts Ensemble
- BSECS 47th Annual Conference 2018 - "Truths and Lies": 3-5 January 2018
Books on the minuet tend to be either translations of original treatises, or guides to the development of dance over the centuries. Either way, you're more like to find them in a library (like the one at Cecil Sharp House) than on Amazon.
Like banging on about the baroque? There are a number of groups around, whether you want to put your talents to good use or just mingle with like-minded people. No connection to us but they sound lovely.