Contra dances and quadrilles

Group classes with Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand

Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand will lead a series of workshops on the old and more recent dances that were practiced both in this region as well as a little further afield, in northeastern North America.

The workshop will explore the essential 18th-century book Livre de contredances (or Manuscrit de Trois-Rivières), which includes dance steps and figures specific to French contradances (or “square” dances). We will also have a look at the English forms of contradance practiced in the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • To come up


  • 10 classes session: $160
  • File opening fee: $20 (payable at the first registration at the Center des musiciens du monde only)

Registration and Information

For more details or to register, please contact us at 514-397-9226 or fill out the Registration Form below and return it to us by e-mail to: