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This site originated with the rendance email list. Rendance was founded on April 2nd, 1993, by Andrew Draskóy. The list, as well as this web site, was created to facilitate the study of Renaissance dance. List members collaborated on contributions to an ftp archive, which also contained archives of the list. Resources created this way included a discography and a comprehensive annotated bibliography.
The ftp site was replaced with a web page on July 5th, 1995. http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~andrew/rendance.html received over 123,000 visits. On May 14th, 2001 the single page was reorganized into a site, and moved to www.rendance.org. New introductory material was added, as well as information and links for relevant aspects of Renaissance culture. Other sections were greatly expanded.
What you see now is a transitional design. Coming soon are more specialized bibliographies, as well as articles on dance types and the people who shaped the dance of the Renaissance and our contributed to our knowledge of it.
For recent changes, see What's New.