The Dancing Master's Ball

Free entry. This event is currently fully booked. Join the waiting list via the Bodleian website.

Join us at the Weston Library for an evening of live music from The Warleggan Village Band and dancing led by Andrew Swaine, to celebrate the dances of Playford’s The Dancing Master. For more information, please visit the event listing on the Bodleian website.

The Dancing Master's Ball accompanies an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries of Playford's Dancing Masters and other gems from 17th and 18th century English country dance collections from October 2023 to January 2024.

The Dancing Master series includes dance workshops for complete beginners; concerts by Leveret and The Oakstone Trio; Chris Green's 'Switched on Playford'; and online talks.

Recordings of the online talks - 'A dance band for Playford?' and 'The Dancing Master in Context: Playford’s publishing and music-making in 17th century England' - are available on the Bodleian Podcasts website.