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Information for primary and high school students about the history of medieval dance.

The Medieval Classroom website is the result of a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Scheme grant awarded by the Australian Catholic University to the ‘Arts and…

This article from The West Australian traces the history of Christmas carols back to the medieval period. It dates their origin to the beginning of the thirteenth century, when Francis of Assisi taught children to dance around a model of the manger…

The Abbey Medieval Festival is held in the Queensland town of Caboolture, north of Brisbane, and is a major fundraising event held by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. The Festival is a week-long event that commences with a medieval banquet,…

Morris dancers performing a version of the folk dance at the Perth Medieval Fayre in Western Australia. The style of the dance is derived from the English villages of the Cotswolds and is characterised by groups of six men dressed in white clothing…

Morris dancers performing a version of the folk dance at the Perth Medieval Fayre in Western Australia. The style of the dance is derived from the English villages of the Cotswolds and is characterised by groups of six men dressed in white clothing…

Morris dancers performing a version of the folk dance at the Perth Medieval Fayre in Western Australia. The style of the dance is derived from the English villages of the Cotswolds and is characterised by groups of six men dressed in white clothing…

In this article from the Western Mail, the author relates details of the historical customs and festivities associated with the month of May. The article begins by describing the medieval tradition of ‘a-maying’ and merrymaking on the first day…