Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:

July 27, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:000

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

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

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

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

If there is sufficient interest, we’ll start at 2:30 and look at the Scottish dances on the Columbus weekend program.

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 14  9:40 PM

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.

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!!!

It is with heavy heart that I announce that we lost our friend Valerie Young earlier this month (7/9).  Our ECD friends know her as the keyboard player for Keltricity, with whom she also sang and played Celtic harp.  For some of us, memories go back to Scots Measure which played weekly for the Louisville Scottish country dancers and  for various SCD balls.  SOME of us go back to the days when she danced English clog at the British Isles Heritage Weekends in the 1980’s!  She was fun to be around and we will certainly miss her! More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=valerie-m-young&pid=171703033

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 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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