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A formal Regency Ball will be held on Sat 09/22/18 in the Balboa Park Club ballroom. If you do not have the ballgowns, tailcoats, gloves, petticoats, shoes, or masks (or want some new ones) there will be plenty of vendors from the San Diego Costume Guild and San Diego Steampunk group which will be selling at the daytime harvest festival for their massive annual costume sale from 11 - 5 pm. The evening Harvest Masquerade Regency Ball will run from 5:30 - 9:30 pm a great time to use your formal wear, dance and socialize. https://www.facebook.com/events/1943408315670623/permalink/1979515615393226/

For the next two months dance classes will continue to be held on Thu and Sun nights to teach people how to do these fun historical dances. Thu nights practice is in Balboa Park from 7:00 - 9:30pm and Sun night practice is in Rancho Bernardo 6:00-9:00pm. Regency Dancing is really about half a dozen easy steps which most people already know. If you can walk, you can dance and non dancers will find this very easy to learn while people with dance experience will be able to master the dances quickly. The basics include the Bow & Curtsy, Up and Back a Double, Right & Left shoulders (siding), Back to Backs (doe-see-doe), Right & Left turns (arming).

More information about Regency and English Country Dancing and costuming can be found at: http://playfordplodders.wixsite.com/playfordplodders The group running the Thu night practices or with the San Diego English Country Dancers which run the Sun nights classes: http://www.sdecd.org/

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Regency Dance Practice

Balboa Park - Casa Del Prado, Room 203

See SCHEDULE below Wear comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. Dances are very simple and all dances are taught, reviewed and then called with music. There are about six basic steps which are done in most of the dances. Terri Akin and Jimmy Akin will alternating teaching once a month for upcoming balls. The Playford Plodders will teach twice a month on the alternate weeks. 10/11/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 10/18/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 10/25/18 Terri Akin – Portland Ball dances ​ 11/01/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 11/08/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 11/15/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 11/22/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Due to Thanksgiving 11/29/18 Terri Akin – another ball practice ​ 12/06/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/13/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 12/20/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/27/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Christmas/New Years ​ 01/03/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/10/19 Terri Akin – another ball practice 01/17/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/24/19 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 01/31/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival

Regency Dance Practice

Balboa Park - Casa Del Prado, Room 203

See SCHEDULE below Wear comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. Dances are very simple and all dances are taught, reviewed and then called with music. There are about six basic steps which are done in most of the dances. Terri Akin and Jimmy Akin will alternating teaching once a month for upcoming balls. The Playford Plodders will teach twice a month on the alternate weeks. 10/11/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 10/18/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 10/25/18 Terri Akin – Portland Ball dances ​ 11/01/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 11/08/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 11/15/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 11/22/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Due to Thanksgiving 11/29/18 Terri Akin – another ball practice ​ 12/06/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/13/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 12/20/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/27/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Christmas/New Years ​ 01/03/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/10/19 Terri Akin – another ball practice 01/17/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/24/19 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 01/31/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival

Regency Dance Practice

Balboa Park - Casa Del Prado, Room 203

See SCHEDULE below Wear comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. Dances are very simple and all dances are taught, reviewed and then called with music. There are about six basic steps which are done in most of the dances. Terri Akin and Jimmy Akin will alternating teaching once a month for upcoming balls. The Playford Plodders will teach twice a month on the alternate weeks. 10/11/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 10/18/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 10/25/18 Terri Akin – Portland Ball dances ​ 11/01/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 11/08/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 11/15/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 11/22/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Due to Thanksgiving 11/29/18 Terri Akin – another ball practice ​ 12/06/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/13/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 12/20/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/27/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Christmas/New Years ​ 01/03/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/10/19 Terri Akin – another ball practice 01/17/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/24/19 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 01/31/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival

Regency Dance Practice

Balboa Park - Casa Del Prado, Room 203

See SCHEDULE below Wear comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. Dances are very simple and all dances are taught, reviewed and then called with music. There are about six basic steps which are done in most of the dances. Terri Akin and Jimmy Akin will alternating teaching once a month for upcoming balls. The Playford Plodders will teach twice a month on the alternate weeks. 10/11/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 10/18/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 10/25/18 Terri Akin – Portland Ball dances ​ 11/01/18 Playford Plodders practice for Escondido Ren Faire 11/08/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 11/15/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 11/22/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Due to Thanksgiving 11/29/18 Terri Akin – another ball practice ​ 12/06/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/13/18 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 12/20/18 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 12/27/18 CLASS CANCELLED – Christmas/New Years ​ 01/03/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/10/19 Terri Akin – another ball practice 01/17/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival 01/24/19 Jimmy Akin - mix of ball and simple dances 01/31/19 Playford Plodders practice for IDA festival

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Regency Dance Practice

Balboa Park - Casa Del Prado, Room 203

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