Courtesie is a group of dancers interested in the authentic reconstruction of costume and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Our repertoire includes English, Burgundia
n and Italian Court and country dances, and spans a period of over 100 years. We perform from original dance and music sources, preserved in dance manuals of the time.

The costumes have been thoroughly researched and accurately reproduced, giving particular care and attention to the underpinnings to ensure correct deportment appropriate to the different eras.


Medieval and Renaissance Dance

Two different 15th century costumes: left from the Italian court, right from the Burgundian Court, circa 1470.

Courtesie was a necessary attainment of all aristocratic and Court gentlemen, learned in part through the manners and etiquette of dance.