Most commonly known for being part of Jane Austen movies like Pride and Prejudice, English Country Dance was popular for several centuries and died out around 1870. The dance involves beautiful patterns, graceful moves, and a full range of music from waltzes to jigs. One dance might be slow and graceful, and the next could have you laughing breathlessly. All dances are taught; no partner or experience required. For more info, see www.KCEnglishDance.weebly.com.
While I am happily keeping track of local English dance events, please feel free to suggest similar styles of dance! Some of our dances overlap with Renaissance dances and Civil War dances, and a lot of our dance structures are similar to Scottish/Irish/Contra, so if you find something that might be up our alley, feel free to suggest!
Ever watched Pride and Prejudice and wished that style of dancing still existed? It does! No worries... no one is expected to have any of the dances memorized, so each dance is taught from scratch. There is a beginner basics intro 6:30-6:45 which I strongly recommend if this style is new to you. $5 admission to help pay for rent and the band. Refreshment contributions are very welcome. The church has a little parking lot across Bell St on Westport Road. If that's full, there's street parking. The only door that will be unlocked is the one at the back of the church (you'll need to walk up the driveway at the back get to the back door). More info at http://www.KCEnglishDance.weebly.com