Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:

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

    2:30 - 3:00 “extra curricular” lesson on the Scottish dances on the Sunday afternoon program in Columbus, OH.

August 31, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

    2:30 - 3:00 SCD

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

    2:30 - 3:00 SCD

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

    2:30 - 3:00 SCD

Nice story about the JASNA Festival in Monday’s Courier-Journal


Want to know more about English Country Dance?

Wikipedia’s description is here:


Travelling?  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: July 29  12:40 AM

The next ECD Dance in Louisville will be -

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

There is plenty of dance activity coming up.  See details on the Calendar page.

A new page has been added to our web site.  Personal Notes gives information about “the folks we care about” when there is something to know. Right now I have an update on the condition of dancer Noel Pinkley (7/29) and the obituary note for musician Valerie Young.

Speaking of the JASNA Grand Ball (and we WERE speaking of it, were we not?) the 2014 Ball was probably the best one yet!  The decorations and the intermission repast retained the high standards for which our ball is now known. Keltricity just gets better every year (did you notice their arrangement of Prince Wm of Glo’ster’s Waltz?). The dancing was particularly fine this year with the largest number of dancers doing The Finishing Dance since we started!

I just rediscovered a video of the 2011 Festival that includes several minutes from that year’s ball. Coverage of the Ball starts at 3:30. Thanks to Alana Gillett!!!

Dancer Brandon Vigliarolo has written a piece about LECD and our 10 years. Check it out at


August 29 - 31, 2014 - St. Louis - High Tea and Sarsaparilla with Chrissy Davis-Camp and the music of Ladies at Play.


September 6, 2014 - Lexington, KY - The August Ball with the music of the Capital City Country Dance Orchestra under the direction of Trent Ripley.  The dance will be called by Don Corson (blush). 8:00 - 10:30 pm at Sts. Peter & Paul School, 423 W. Short St., Lexington.

Here is the flyer with registration (reduced cost for registration by August 15): August Ball 2014.pdf

September 26 - 28, 2014 - Atlanta - Fandango Dance Weekend with Joanna Reiner and Bare Necessities. Early Bird Deadline, August 23.


October 10-12 - Columbus, Ohio ECD Weekend with Jacqueline Schwab, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, and Daniel Beerbohm.  Information on the calendar page.  Discounts available for group registrations. We’ll organize that this summer.

October 10-12 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brooke Friendly and Roguery ECD Weekend.


October 17 - 19 - Berea, KY

Lexington Ky Vintage Dance “Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers; gender balanced registration opens in August. Information on the calendar page.

October 18 - Kansas City

Jane Austen Regency Ball. Preliminary information is on the calendar page.

October 31 - November 2 - Fairfield, Iowa ECD Weekend with Bare Necessities. Caller Barbara Finney. Discounts for registration prior to Sep 1.


January 10, 2015 - New Orleans

Le Grand Bal 1815,

Cotillion de la Victoire

Preliminary information is on the calendar page.

LECD Shirt Project - some of us have bought Polo shirts embroidered with a Union Jack flag and “Louisville English Country Dancers” on it.  See how to get YOURS here: Shirt Project.

Kathy and Don Corson

Dancing at

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

2233 Woodbourne Avenue

Louisville, KY 40205

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