Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:


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

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

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

Note that this is a FIFTH Sunday

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

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

Thanksgiving weekend --- we MIGHT decide to have the class on the 19th.  Watch for updates.

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

December 31,    New Year’s Eve ... no ECD class today

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

January  28,    Winter Potluck and Dance with the live music of Keltricity.  Food table opens at 2:00, dance begins at 3:00

Dates for the 2018 JASNA Festival are set. Practice session at Spalding is July 14. The GRAND BALL is July 15.

Want to know more about English Country Dance?

HERE IS A NEW (TO ME) VIDEO - Gathering Peascods by dancers in wheel chairs


Here is the dance as done at Pinewoods including our own Deborah Denenfeld:


AND ANOTHER FUN VIDEO - Ernst van Brackel recently passed away. He wrote a dance for 16 dancers called Dutch Crossing; Colin Hume wrote music for the dance.  Ariel Barton created a video of the dance using origami cranes. Take a look!


OK, here is Dutch Crossing as done by real people.  SIX SETS of 16 dancers in this video!


Explaining ECD to new dancers


Wikipedia’s description is here:


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


A general source of dance information with links to ECD, ceilidh, and other dance information.

Be warned, once you go here you are at risk of losing a couple of hours.


Animations of lots of dances.


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.


September 22 - 24, Berea, KY

Fall Mountain Folk Festival weekend The Levi Jackson dance weekend has been moved to Berea, but the mix of dances and camaraderie follow in the old tradition.. 

Flyer: Mountain Folk Festival 2017.docx


October 6 - 8, Pittsburg, PA

Pitt’s Fall Maggot with Joanna Reiner and Bare Necessities



October 6 - 8, Pine Mountain, KY

100th Year Celebration of Cecil’s Sharp’s visit to Pine Mountain Settlement School



October 13 - 15, 2017, Berea, KY

Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillis. Registration is now open.

www.lexingtonvintagedance.orgMore information is here.


October 13 - 15, 2017, Oak Park, IL

Chicagoland ECD Weekend, Bruce Hamilton, calling to the music of Bare Necessities.



October 13 - 15, 2017, - Cocoa Beach, FL

Sharpes Assembly ECD Weekend with the music of Full Circle, calling of Beverly Francis

Flyer: sharpesflyer2017.pdf


November 3 - 5, 2017 - Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati ECD Weekend with Joseph Pimental calling to the music of Goldcrest



November 3 - 5, 2017 - Fairfield, IA

ECD Weekend with Susan Kevra calling to the music of Bare Necessities.



December 26 - Jan 1 - Berea, KY

Christmas Country Dance School


Kathy and Don Corson

On the Web:WWW.LouisvilleECD.org

e-mail: Dancers@LouisvilleECD.org


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: September 20 11:00 PM


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