Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:


February 14, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

Hmmmm - Valentine’s Day! wonder if there will be any chocolate snacks?

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

Hmmm - the day before Leap Year Day - Ladies’ Choice today???

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

March 27, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

April 10, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

April 24, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

May 8, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

May 29, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

(Note that this is a FIFTH Sunday)

June 12, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

June 26, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

We will probably add some JASNA Ball classes in June and July. Should we decide to do so, those would be 1:30 to 3:30 on Sunday afternoons with a half hour overlap on the regular class days.

Want to know more about English Country Dance?

Wikipedia’s description is here:


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


See also the schedule of activities published 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:


Site last updated: February 1 10:00 PM

The next ECD Dance in Louisville will be :

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


Thoughts and prayers to Mary Harper whose mother passed away Jan 18.  This is not unexpected, but still, it’s “Mom”.    

The obituary is on the Personal Notes page.


While we are on the news, John Seibold fell and broke his hip resulting in a partial hip replacement and a significant recovery. process.


You can earn money for Deborah Denenfeld’s Dancing Well project by using your Kroger Plus card.  See how on the Calendar page.

Speaking of Dancing Well, The Soldier Project, local TV Station WDRB ran a story which you can view here: http://www.wdrb.com/story/31065412/veterans-find-healing-step-by-step

February 13 2016 - Berea - Valentine Ball.  Dinner by reservation due Feb 10. Details on the Calendar page.

February 28, 2016 - Louisville - Contra Dance Waltz Night. 7-9 pm, Highlands Community Center. $5 /person.

March 5, 2016 - Atlanta - ECD Workshop and dance with Brooke Friendly with music of Round Robin.Check the Calendar page. for links to information.

March 7 - 14, 2016 - Hawaii - English Country Dance Week

Joanna Reiner-Wilkinson and David Millstone

leading dances to music by Bare Necessities

Check the Calendar page. for links to information.

April 1 - 3, 2016 - Nashville, TN

Playford Ball Weekend with Gene Murrow and Persons of Quality. Discount until March 21.


July 16, 2016 - Louisville - JASNA Festival Grand Ball at the  Spalding University Student Center ballroom.

October 22-23, 2016 - Columbus, OH

All ECD weekend with Gene Murrow and Bare Necessities at the Groveport Town Hall, Groveport, Ohio. This is a year away so consider this to be “well-in-advance notice.” This is a different location and format than in years past.

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