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Last update: August 7, 2022

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

 

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. Masks are recommended but not required.

 

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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St. Louis Childgrove Country Dancers will resume 

High Tea: A Weekend of English Country Dancing

Sep 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend)

Caller: Orly Krasner

Band: Earl Gaddis, violin, Martha Edwards, violin, and Dave Wiesler, piano

https://childgrove.org/index.php/stl-dance-weekends/high-tea

 

Then on September 10 is a Regency Ball near Indianapolis. The event which opens at 5:30 and runs to 9:30 is through the Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department, 435 Whipple Lane Avon, Indiana, the Indianoplis English Country Dance group, and the Indianapolis Jane Austen Society.

They are asking for pre-registrations to determine if there is enough interest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2788863241408635

Register here: https://wtp.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1669

More information: https://www.louisvilleecd.org/other-dance-flyers/

 

JUST IN:

Harvest Moon Dance Weekend in St. Charles, Illinois

October 7 - 9

Music by *Karen Axelrod and Shira Kammen*, and calling by *Beverly
Francis.

https://chicagolandecd.org/special-events/harvest-moon-dance-weekend-2022/

 

Christmas Country Dance School in Berea is also returning in 2022!

https://bereaccds.org

 

Other evernts, 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