We were founded in 2013 by our Chairman, Rachel in order to dance like the Duke of Wellington's officers , Poldark and Jane Austen's heroes and heroines. Our dance mistress is MIss Shirley Funnell. We also host guest teachers. Many of the group help out with research, teaching footwork, or doing the most essential job - making the tea during our breaks.
Lieutenant James Gardiner, who endeavoured to improve his abilities as a dancer before the Peninsular Campaign, knew how important dancing was to society during Georgian times. we dance country dances, cotillions and quadrilles from c.1700-1820.
We are first and foremost a friendly group that welcomes dancers of all abilities and has fun! We are also serious about what we do and spend a lot of time researching dances, steps, clothing and the social context of Regency dance.