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 Last update: May 11, 2022

Louisville ECD is back on schedule dancing on the 2nd and last Sundays of each month, 3 - 5 PM at St. Andrews. $3

Well, sort of. After a brief pause on the 8th, we are dancing again on May 15. Certainly hope that YOU will join us.

 

For now, we are insisting that participants be vaccinated. We have received complaints about that but until the majority of our regular dancers feel comfortable removing the rule we will hold to it.

 

I am told that not everybody checks their e-mail these days. If you wish to be notified about Louisville ECD activities using another medium, let me know ... well, this is awkward ... let me know via e-mail what alternative vehicle to use to contact you.

Once a year we have a special dance with Keltricity playing. Deborah Denenfeld is calling this dance.
Once a year we have a special dance with Keltricity playing. Deborah Denenfeld is calling this dance.
Our Once a Year dance with Keltricity
Our Once a Year dance with Keltricity
At the Jane Austen Festival Grand Ball back when it was held at Spalding University. Don Corson is calling, Keltricity is playing, and Kathy (in blue) is waiting for her turn to get into the thick of a dance.
At the Jane Austen Festival Grand Ball back when it was held at Spalding University. Don Corson is calling, Keltricity is playing, and Kathy (in blue) is waiting for her turn to get into the thick of a dance.
Dance Opportunities Coming up in the "Area"
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Virtual and in person: 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.

 

BY THE WAY: ONE of those teachers is local. It is, of course, Deborah Denenfield who holds online dance and music events for her Dancing Well, The Soldier Project. Join her on Wednesday afternoons at: www.dancingwell.org/dance-with-us

 

CDSS is planning to have a full dance camp schedule this summer.  Assuming that it is safe to do so, music and song and dance will be available:
​camp.cdss.org/camp-weeks/​These camps are great fun. Check the camp web page and see what would interest you.

 

Hey Days sponsored by the Bay Area County Dance Society (California) is on for June 12 - 19.
www.bacds.org/camps/eweek2022/

 

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  • Want to know more about English Country Dance?


HERE IS A VIDEO explaining ECD to new dancers:
http://www.henryandjacqui.com/ECD/

Wikipedia’s description is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_country_dance

​Traveling?  A list of ECD groups across the USA can be found at:
http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/~winston/ecd/hotbeds.htmlx

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.
https://www.webfeet.org/efolk/

Animations of lots of dances.
http://www.dancekaleidoscope.org.au/Dance.html

A set of videos showing how to do 22 formations:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98115A77C0A52C39

Alan Winston’s ECD Mailing List (Discussion group) and links to more than you thought you wanted to know:
http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/%7Ewinston/ecd.htmlx

English dance is slow and stately? Uhmmm, check out this video of the London Folk Dance display team:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIIOMCz0jFc

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