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!
Meetup is getting pricey, and as we had almost half a year of no dances due to the shut down, it's getting that much more expensive out-of-pocket to afford. I am trying to figure out safe ways to gather now that things are more open. I didn't want to charge dues, but to continue to afford the meetup group, I think I need to.
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.
Due to covid, we're making a number of modifications. Until we're allowed to return to our usual venue, we're meeting at Loose Park (bring a water bottle!). We'll be spacing out ~6ft apart, we're eliminating moves that involve taking hands, and we will ask dancers to wear a mask just in case our efforts at social distancing aren't sufficient.
If it rains, gather at the shelter (the one with the tables).
More Info at www.KCEnglishDance.weebly.com