Last update: July 23, 2021
The clubhouse worked out well for a couple of sessions. We had a full house last time! It was good to see everybody and the dancing was good!
But alas, paperwork presented by the condo organization included some clauses that make continuing there untenable, so we are left with dancing outdoors.
90 degree plus heat also makes outdoor dancing untenable, well, just plain unsafe, so Louisville ECD will stop meeting until we find an indoor dance facility or outdoor temperatures moderate to safe levels.
The threat of the COVID delta variant will remain an overriding consideration even when we have a place to dance.
Coming up in the "Area"
While we await full indoor dancing again, check out the virtual opportunities for song, English dance, and contra here: https://www.cdss.org/community/events-calendar.
Virtual dancing is not nearly as fun as in person dancing, of course, BUT it does allow you to learn from teachers that would not otherwise be available to you. PLUS you can attend dance events that you probably would not go to otherwise.
Several CDSS dance camps are going to have a go this summer:
One of the weekend events that is back in person this year is wayyy up there in Fairfield, Iowa. An English Country Dance weekend with Bare Necessities and taught this year by Graham Christian. Nov 5-7, 2021 Several of us have gone to this popular event so I bring it to your attention.
HERE IS A 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:
Anthony Heywood and Colin Hume's dance database of more than 19,000 dances, searchable by dance name, choreographer, source, type, and tune sources is an amazing resource. Find it at: https://barndances.org.uk/Antony/index.php