Jefferson’s Reel (Jennifer) A easy but lively favorite that is very much like a contra dance Childgrove (Aaron) A newer dance that we did for the first time at the Feb. dance. Row Well (Jennifer) Another old favorite and a mixer as well! Lilliburleo (Aaron) A dance to practice for […]

  This children’s book made me think of our group, in a way. Notice the energetic way the chimps are swinging… you’ve got to hold that lady, guys! Learning to waltz is a good thing, I think. Feel free to kick it up on the dance floor! Note: I am […]

 There’s a reason I’m posting this so early(a full two weeks before the dance!): the Feb. dance will be our first ever with live music, and so the musicians needed the sheet music in order to practice. Another factor is the upcoming Bellevue Renaissance Faire where we will be performing, […]

Row Well ye Mariners. A favorite mixer of ours, easy and enjoyable. Dressed Ship A pretty dance where the gentlemen “turn the lady under.” Ashford Anniversary We’ve done this dance several times before but people still get confused over the op lady and bottom man switching! Gathering Peascods A circle […]

January 14th. Informal, Faithful Shepherd Pres. Church(FSPC), 165th and Center, 7pm-9pm February 11th. Informal, FSPC, 165th and Center, 7pm-9pm March 11th.  Informal, FSPC, 165th and Center, 7pm-9pm April 9th. Formal(our last formal until the Providential History Festival), in conjunction with our English country dance workshop April 8-9.

Last September OldDD was proud to host a costume dance at a one-of-a-kind event, Omaha’s own Providential History Festival.  I am happy to say we are slated to host a formal dance at the 2011 festival. There is a fee to attend the festival, but for those coming just to the dance there is […]

As we continue to draw in newcomers at our monthly dances, one concept we continue to teach at each dance is progression. If you only ever learn one thing about ECD, learn progression. Without fail at very dance we have a line of dancers thrown into utmost confusion because they […]

Tis the season for reflection and resolution, and I’ve certainly been thinking a lot about the future of OldDD lately. Here are a  few subjects I’d like to throw out there so you all can get an idea of my grand plans for 2011. Music. One goal that stands out as very […]