Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:


The JASNA Ball was a FINE success this year.  Keltricity played exceptionally well, the dancing was maybe as good overall as we’ve had at any annual ball, and the food was a joy to see and to eat
. Thanks to the Louisville team who made it happen and to the dancers and guests who make this such a popular part of the JASNA Festival!

August 28, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

September 11, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00
OOPS - we have a conflict at St. Andrews so we will meet on the 18th instead giving us two weeks in a row.
September 18,  deferrerd Regular Class,
                            3:00 - 5:00

September 25, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

October 9, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

October 30, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00
(Note that this is a FIFTH Sunday)

November 13, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

November 27, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00 
    A chance to dance off the excesses of         

December 11, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

December 25, Nope, not today

Want to know more about English Country Dance?

HERE IS A NEW (TO ME) VIDEO explaining ECD to new dancers:


Wikipedia’s description is here:


Traveling?  A list of ECD groups across the USA can be found at:


Text descriptions of how to do 45  formations: 


A set of videos showing how to do 22 formations:



Alan Winston’s ECD Mailing List (Discussion group) and links to more than you thought you wanted to know:


English dance is slow and stately? Uhmmm, check out this video of the London Folk Dance display team:


The next ECD Dance in Louisville will be :

A list of other dance groups in and around Louisville is on this page.


Noel Pinkley is in the hospital with a broken hip (AGAIN). Details on the Personal Notes page.

Mark Rockstroh posted his photos of the 2016 JASNA Festival Grand Ball at


Graham Christian has published with the CDSS The Playford Assembly, the “next edition” of The Playford Ball.  He spoke about the history of ECD with dance demonstrations at the Library of Congress. A video of that presentation is available online at:



September 2 - 4, 2016 - St. Louis - High Tea English Dance Weekend with Ladies At Play (plus Martha Edwards) taught by Sharon Green.


September 17, 2016 - Louisville, KY

Louisville Contra Dancers workshop, “Contra Chestnuts” includes dances which are “chestnuts” in the English dance tradition as well as contra.  Highland community Campus, 1228 East Breckinridge St. 7:00 - 8:00

Admission to the workshop is free; There is a charge for the contra dance that follows.

October 1, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH

Harvest Dance Party and Potluck

Watch for the flyer soon.

October 14 - 16, 2016 - Berea, KY

Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas sponsored by the Lexington Vintage Dancers.  Information is on the calendar page and at www.lexingtonvintagedance.org.

October 14 - 16, 2016 - Oak Park, IL

Harvest Moon Dance Weekend with Orly Krasner, music by Jubilea, Mary Lea, Paul Oorts and Dave Wiesler


October 22-23, 2016 - Columbus, OH

All ECD weekend with Gene Murrow and Bare Necessities at the Groveport Town Hall, Groveport, Ohio. Registration is now open. Limit of 70 dancers!


November 4 - 6, 2016 - Fairfield, Iowa

Bare Necessities Weekend with Joseph Pimeltel


January 29, 2017 - Winter Potluck and Dance Party with KELTRICITY.

Kathy and Don Corson

On the Web:WWW.LouisvilleECD.org

e-mail: Dancers@LouisvilleECD.org

to contact us once we are at the dance:

502   554  -  0701

Dancing at

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

2233 Woodbourne Avenue

Louisville, KY 40205

           The Human Body was designed to walk, run, or stop; it wasn’t built for coasting.” C Hightower


Life is not a journey of coasting to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well

     preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming

                                                                                   WOW WHAT A RIDE!!!                         -Hunter S. Thompson, "Gonzo"

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”   -Friedrich Nietzsche

...frequent disputes arose in the Ball Room, by different persons performing the Figure differently from others, and each persisting in his own opinion, and declaring his manner of performing the Figure to be correct.

- Thomas Wilson, The Complete System of English Country Dancing, 1815


Last update: August 28 11:30 AM