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Santa Cruz Lively English Country Dancing.

English country dance is a lively, social form of folk dance that was popular in the Renaissance era. You might have seen it performed at the Renaissance Faire. Couples dance in sets of various shapes and weave through various patterns as they interact with other couples. It's easy to learn.

Beginners are very welcome -- all dances taught and prompted.. Gender-neutral roles/calling (larks/ravens).

This group has been going for many years, and we always welcome new folks (most aren't on Meetup -- we usually have 6-12 dancers and 2-6 musicians). We generally meet the second Thursdays of the month and have live music.

If you're a musician, you're welcome to join our open band.

We're a casual, fun-loving group. Come dance with us!

Videos of many of the dances that we do are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoXJ ... — no Ren Garb required! :)

If you'd like to see some videos of English country dance, and learn more about our group, visit our website: www.englishcountrydancing.info.

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Lively English Country Dance

Peace United Church

Offering the traditional lively English Country Dance fare you've come to expect from our group: lively dancing, stirring tempos, a welcoming atmosphere for beginners, assorted comic antics, occasional laughter, and musicians who will play till the cows come home. Beginner friendly. Everyone is welcome. Gender-neutral roles/calling (larks/ravens). No partner needed (most of us aren't on Meetup -- we average 6-13 dancers and 2-6 musicians). All dances taught and prompted. Open band - dance and/or play. See map at https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-English-Country-Dance/photos/13670092/213762072/ Come a little early -- often have open dancing (Waltz / Fusion) from ~7:10 - 7:30. Videos of many of the dances that we do are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoXJQWqwERpoqhN0vgtpy3JI1P5vTeGO3 — no Ren Garb required! :)

Lively English Country Dance

Peace United Church

Offering the traditional lively English Country Dance fare you've come to expect from our group: lively dancing, stirring tempos, a welcoming atmosphere for beginners, assorted comic antics, occasional laughter, and musicians who will play till the cows come home. Beginner friendly. Everyone is welcome. Gender-neutral roles/calling (larks/ravens). No partner needed (most of us aren't on Meetup -- we average 6-13 dancers and 2-6 musicians). All dances taught and prompted. Open band - dance and/or play. See map at https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-English-Country-Dance/photos/13670092/213762072/ Come a little early -- often have open dancing (Waltz / Fusion) from ~7:10 - 7:30. Videos of many of the dances that we do are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoXJQWqwERpoqhN0vgtpy3JI1P5vTeGO3 — no Ren Garb required! :)

Lively English Country Dance

Peace United Church

Offering the traditional lively English Country Dance fare you've come to expect from our group: lively dancing, stirring tempos, a welcoming atmosphere for beginners, assorted comic antics, occasional laughter, and musicians who will play till the cows come home. Beginner friendly. Everyone is welcome. Gender-neutral roles/calling (larks/ravens). No partner needed (most of us aren't on Meetup -- we average 6-13 dancers and 2-6 musicians). All dances taught and prompted. Open band - dance and/or play. See map at https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-English-Country-Dance/photos/13670092/213762072/ Come a little early -- often have open dancing (Waltz / Fusion) from ~7:10 - 7:30. Videos of many of the dances that we do are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoXJQWqwERpoqhN0vgtpy3JI1P5vTeGO3 — no Ren Garb required! :)

Lively English Country Dance

Peace United Church

Offering the traditional lively English Country Dance fare you've come to expect from our group: lively dancing, stirring tempos, a welcoming atmosphere for beginners, assorted comic antics, occasional laughter, and musicians who will play till the cows come home. Beginner friendly. Everyone is welcome. Gender-neutral roles/calling (larks/ravens). No partner needed (most of us aren't on Meetup -- we average 6-13 dancers and 2-6 musicians). All dances taught and prompted. Open band - dance and/or play. See map at https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-English-Country-Dance/photos/13670092/213762072/ Come a little early -- often have open dancing (Waltz / Fusion) from ~7:10 - 7:30. Videos of many of the dances that we do are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoXJQWqwERpoqhN0vgtpy3JI1P5vTeGO3 — no Ren Garb required! :)

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Lively English Country Dance

Peace United Church

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