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Third Sunday English Country Dance
We have great news for those who live relatively close to downtown Sacramento! The Sacramento Country Dance Society is adding a second monthly English Country Dance, on the third Sunday afternoon of each month beginning October 21. Lovely hall and floor, easy parking, and on the American River Bike Trail. Come join us at Camp Pollock from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Each dance is preceded at 1:30 pm by an Introductory Workshop for newcomers. This is in addition to our long-running dance in Roseville that continues on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. Details about both dances, including callers, music, locations, and date changes, can be found on our Web site:

Camp Pollock

1501 Northgate Blvd. · Sacramento, CA


What we're about

Contra and English country dancing are a great way to get your dance on! Beginners are welcome, and no partner is necessary. If you can walk and know the difference between left and right, you can successfully enjoy either type of country dance! Most of the movements are based on a walking or skipping step. Dancers move through a number of specific figures, sometimes holding hands, sometimes by themselves. Each dance is prompted by a caller, so that each figure and movement is called in time to the music. You don’t need to rely on your memory alone to know what to do. The difference between the two dance styles is that contra dancing is faster with more turns and more partnered moves, while English country dancing has more variety in speeds, formations, and figures, with more individual moves. Both dance styles are fun, great exercise, and best of all, you never need to worry about having a partner or experience to dance with us! The Sacramento Country Dance Society members are very friendly and welcoming, and we love when new people join us. All dances are taught and prompted, and we always have live music. SCDS also sponsors monthly English country dances. Come join us and see what all the fun is about! A complete schedule of our dance appears on the calendar page. We look forward to seeing you at our next dance!

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