OFB English Country Dance

The English Country Dance is now being held on the 2nd &4th Sunday of the month at Harvest House. Check calendar for update and details.

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Feb
12
Sun
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Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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All are welcome to join us for our next English Country Dance!    Spread the word and bring all your family, friends and neighbors!   No partner necessary!

3:30,    Beginners’  Introduction Session

4:00 – 6:00,    Dance

Free of charge.   Donations are appreciated for the musicians.

Leader:    TBA
Music:     TBA

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes; bring your water bottle and an individual snack to enjoy during a brief break.  No shared snacks.     

We continue to keep an eye on the Covid updates, and we also continue to ask that you be fully vaccinated with at least one booster.   Masks are optional while dancing.   

See you Sunday, February 12!
Feb
26
Sun
ECD
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ECD

All are welcome to join us for our next English Country Dance!    Spread the word and bring all your friends and neighbors!   No partner necessary!

3:30,    Beginners’  Introduction Session

4:00 – 6:00,    Dance

Free of charge.   Donations are appreciated for the musicians.

Leader:    TBA
Music:     TBA

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes; bring your water bottle and an individual snack to enjoy during a brief break.  No shared snacks.     

We continue to keep an eye on the Covid updates, and we also continue to ask that you be fully vaccinated with at least one booster.   Masks are optional while dancing.   

See you Sunday, February 26!

Mar
12
Sun
ECD
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ECD

All are welcome to join us for our next English Country Dance!    Spread the word and bring all your friends and neighbors!   No partner necessary!

3:30,    Beginners’  Introduction Session

4:00 – 6:00,    Dance

Free of charge.   Donations are appreciated for the musicians.

Leader:    TBA
Music:     TBA

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes; bring your water bottle and an individual snack to enjoy during a brief break.  No shared snacks.     

We continue to keep an eye on the Covid updates, and we also continue to ask that you be fully vaccinated with at least one booster.   Masks are optional while dancing.   

See you Sunday, March 12!

Mar
26
Sun
ECD
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ECD

All are welcome to join us for our next English Country Dance!    Spread the word and bring all your friends and neighbors!   No partner necessary!

3:30,    Beginners’  Introduction Session

4:00 – 6:00,    Dance

Free of charge.   Donations are appreciated for the musicians.

Leader:    TBA
Music:     TBA

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes; bring your water bottle and an individual snack to enjoy during a brief break.  No shared snacks.     

We continue to keep an eye on the Covid updates, and we also continue to ask that you be fully vaccinated with at least one booster.   Masks are optional while dancing.   

See you Sunday, March 26!

Sunday Dances


Be sure to check the calendar above! Our dates and locations change sometimes.

Sunday dance program is from 4:00 – 6:30,   Donations are appreciated for the band and caller.

Each dance is taught and then prompted throughout each dance by experienced dance leaders.  Elegant live music is played by talented local musicians.  No partner is necessary. Newcomers welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Wednesday Advanced Dances (not an OFB event)

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (usually), we have a special evening at Harvest House in Kenilworth: (1st and 3rd Wednesdays are for all levels)

These dances are for those who feel confident and able to follow dances called on Sunday and want to improve their skills and style. Callers and dancers will enjoy a wider range of dances with more complicated figures than are possible on Sunday.  

Dances run from 7 pm to 9 PM.  Music is by Bare Necessities, Roguery, Foxfire, or whatever other recordings we have. No charge, but donations for snacks are welcome.

General notes

English Country Dance may be seen in film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels such as “Pride and Prejudice.” Check out these videos:

January 2012 English Country Dance at Homewood

March 2012 Annual Spring Ball at Homewood

Introductory ECD video.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_dance
www.cdss.org – Country Dance And Song Society
 

Notes from a contra dancer after attending his first English Country Dance