Historical Dances 2

Subject is not scheduled Not scheduled

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
107HT2 Z 2 2CT Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Learning outcomes of the course unit


The aim is to enable a deeper penetration into the area of so called historic dance from a practical perspective. To acquire the ability to dance well, perform the learned social dance choreographies of the last century. To learn the relationship of dance and music in rhythm, tempo and dynamic issues. To be aware of the relationship of movement technique, dance style and dance content. To acquire knowledge in dance notation interpretation.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Good physical fitness, movement coordination, feeling for music, knowedge of theory from history lectures (ex: Introduction to the History of Dance)

Course contents

Dance of the French Baroque - terminology and basic step study of the main dance forms: courante, bourrée, menuet. Notation issues. Study of icongraphy. Study and explanation of the 15 dominant Baroque dance forms and group dances (English country dance and Contredanse) of Baroque and Rococo Era.

Recommended or required reading

Kazárová, Helena: Barokní taneční formy. 2. vydání s DVD, AMU 2019. ISBN 978-80-7331-451-4.

Kröschlová, Eva: Dobové tance 16. až 19. století. SPN Praha 1981

Rumlová, Gabriela: Historické tance XV. – XVII. století. SPN Praha 1981

Van Winkle Keller, Kate-Shimer, Genevieve: The Playford Ball. The Country

Dance and the Society. London 1990

Taubert, Karl Heinz: Höfische Tänze. Ihre Geschichte und Choreographie. Mainz 1968

Wood, Melusine: Historical Dances 12th to 19th Century. C.W. Beaumont, London 1952

Wood, Melusine: More Historical Dances. C.W. Beaumont London 1956

Kazárová, Helena: Feuilletova taneční notace jako prostředek pro rekonstrukci, analýzu a zápis tanců ve stylu 18. století. In: Tanec, analýza, pojmy. Sborník II. Etnochoreologické konference, ČSAV Praha 2004

Behr, Samuel: L´art de bien danser.Die Kunst wohl zu tantzen. Leipzig 1711

Feuillet, Auger: Chorégraphie ou l´art décrire la danse…Paris 1700

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit conditions are: class participation, preparations linked to repeating material and study of professional writings. Presentation of studied dances.


This course may be repeated.

Further information

Course may be repeated

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans