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Last update: January 23, 2023

And a FINE party it was on the 22nd! Thanks to Keltricity for FINE music and to all the dancers who came from near and far to make for a lovely afternoon of dancing.  Food was "pretty good" too!

St. Andrews will be using their church hall on the last Sunday in January (which is why we moved the dance party) so we will not have a dance that day.

 

The next Louisville English Country Dance will therefore be the second Sunday in February, the 12th.  I don't know of any traditional English country dances honoring Abraham Lincoln so we won't make his birthday a theme (though Gary Roodman has a lot of birthday tribute dances ... hmmm).

 

If you are confident (to the extent that you can be confident) that you will not be spreading (covid, flu, a cold) then you are welcome to join us. Some of us take the added protection of wearing a mask while dancing and that is encouraged.

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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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Nashville Country Dancers' 40th Playford Ball
March 17-19
Kalia Kliban calling; music by Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, and Shira Kammen

https://www.nashvillecountrydancers.org/playfordball

 

Other events, virtual and in person are listed on the CDSS calendar

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

 

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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