In my experience, watching movies with historic dancing is a great help in understanding movement style and dance steps; plus I just love those historical(and maybe slightly romantic) movies! Here are the few that I could think of off the top of my head: Wives and Daughters Emma(2009) Last Dance […]

Outdated? Maybe. Good for a laugh? Definitely! But in my mind, chivalry can never be encouraged enough, and dancing is one way to bring gentlemanly conduct back into favor. Laugh, learn, and apply, guys. It is the duty of every person to arrive as early as possible to the hour […]

Upon a Summer’s Day Jefferson’s Reel Gathering Peascods Row Well, ye Mariners Dressed Ship Intermission Well Done Jack Ship’s Cook Stingo Waves of Tory Gay Gordon These are the dances we will be doing at the Ball tomorrow. I’ve tried to link to the best Youtube videos I could find; […]

Even though we won’t be dancing to “Hole in the Wall”, it may be helpful for some to watch this version to get a grasp on how ECD flows. We are planning on doing this dance. It’s always very helpful to see a dance done before hearing it called; but […]

RULES FOR DANCING From Boston Weekly Magazine, October 29, 1803 Rules for Dancing 1. The music to consist of a fiddle, a pipe and tabor, a hurdy gurdy (N.B. No chorus to be sung until dancing is over). 2. Those ladies who have not white cotton stockings and black Morocco […]

Come join us for a evening of enjoyable historical dances on Friday, July 16th, at Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church(165th and Center). This formal event will focus on the historical dances of early America. English Country Dancing is a family-friendly event, and we welcome families with children to attend; however, be […]

I have so many new dances to try out on the 25th I’m not sure which to focus on! Here’s one I just found: WAVES OF TORY Long line of gentlemen facing long line of ladies. 1. All take hands with neighbors in long lines, forward & back, twice. 2. […]