The Regency Academe


Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.

Available Classes:

April Class

Regency Dance and the English Ballroom
Class dates: April 18 – April 29, 2016
Cost: $10 non-member, $7 BM member
To Register:

Note: This class will reference YouTube videos.

Social dancing was a key part of the English Regency.  Everyone from Jane Austen to the Duke of Wellington thought it crucial for courtship, display, diplomacy, and celebration.  But what was Regency dancing really like?  Who did it, where, and with whom?  How did it differ from what one sees in Jane Austen adaptations?  How could one use it to flirt, to learn about someone’s character, or to impress someone?  And what things could go disastrously wrong?

If you write Regency-set fiction, or just want to know more about Regency dance and English ballrooms (public and private), this class is for you.

CARA KING has been participating in Regency dancing for twenty years, and is one of the organizers and teachers of Monrovia English Country Dance in California.  She has attended over twenty-five balls in Regency costume, and has made or seen every faux-pas in the books.  (Luckily, she has yet to have her gown fall off on the dance floor.).

Upcoming Classes in 2016:

Mind of the Regency Gentleman with Bill Haggart
Regency Theatre with Margaret Evans Porter


Alternate Payment Methods

Though PayPal is preferred, a personal check can be mailed. Contact moderator for mailing address. To ensure a timely invite to class all checks must be received no later than the Thursday before class begins.

Would you like to be a Beau Monde Academe instructor?

For information about becoming a presenter or submitting a workshop proposal, contact Nancy Mayer at



In what format are the classes presented?
We use Yahoo groups to present our classes. After you sign up an E-vite is sent to your email. You accept the E-vite to join the group and set up your membership (individual email is recommended). After you have set up your membership all classes and class communications are sent to your email.

When will I receive my E-vite?
E-vites are typically issued two days before class begins.

What do I do if I am having a problem with my E-vite?
Contact Nancy at to request assistance.

What do I do if I do not receive an E-vite?
If you registered prior to the beginning of class and did not receive an E-vite within the above-mentioned time frame, first check your SPAM folder to ensure it was not incorrectly routed there. If there is no E-vite in your SPAM folder, please contact to request another E-vite to be sent.

Will late registration delay joining the class?
Registrations and payment confirmation can take up to 48 hours to process. We try our best to reduce this time frame, but strongly encourage participants to register a minimum of 4 days prior to the class start date.

If I miss a class or a post can I retrieve it?
All classes can be accessed on the Yahoo Group site.

Need Help?
Contact Nancy Mayer at

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