Welcome to the nineteenth century! Ladies are wearing long dresses with wide skirts of a shimmering fabric that move elegantly while they dance. Their one hand is holding a fan and their other is draped on the arm of their gentlemen, who are wearing a snazzy suit. In the background piano and harpsichord music is playing.

Would you like to spend two hours a week in the nineteenth century? Would you like to wear beautiful costumes? And would you like to dance like Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice? Then join us for a dance soon!

The English translation of our website is currently under construction. Some pages may not work, or wont be translated yet. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – wether in English or Dutch!


Every week Court Dancing Group Les Précieuses Ridicules meets up to learn unique historical dances. If you’re not sure court dancing is your thing, you can send a message for a free trial lesson.

Our free trial lessons this year are on Wednesday 14th and 21st September, both from 20.00 to 22.00 in classroom 00.09 of the Spinozagebouw on the RU campus. During the lesson we will have a short break.
The contents of the trial lessons will (partly) vary, so it’s definitely interesting – but not neccesary – to come both weeks. During these lessons you will meet our group, the different styles we dance in and our costumes. If you would like to, you can even wear one of our hoopskirts!
Signing up for the trial lessons can be done via email (les.precieuses.ridicules@gmail.com). This is not strictly neccesary, but it would be nice, so we know how much cake to bring ;)

All the best and we hope to see you soon!

Demos & workshops

Apart from our weekly dancing lessons, our group also does performances and workshops. Click here for more information!


Questions about a trial lesson? Interested in our group? Want to book a show or workshop? Curious how we last so long in those corsets? For all questions you can contact us.

Click here for our contact information!