With Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand

Group class (beginner)

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.


  • Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m


  • Session of 7 classes: $105
  • File opening fee: $ 20 (payable at the first registration at the Center des musiciens du monde only)

Registration and information

  • (514) 397-9226 or by email
  • On site