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Last update: November 24, 2022

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

 

WELLLLL ... not so fast there on that "back on schedule" thing.  There are changes afoot:

The last Sunday in December is Dec 25, which for many of us is a religious holiday so we will NOT dance on the 25th. We have discussed dancing instead on the week before, but December 18 is the beginning of Hanukkah, also a religious holiday. Stay tuned on this. We will definitely dance on December 11.

Then, January: before the pandemic, we had our annual dinner/dance with Keltricity on the last Sunday in January, which in 2023 is a fifth Sunday.  Well, it turns out that the church will be using the hall on the 29th, so we are moving the dinner/dance with Keltricity to January 22.

The program of likely dances is here:

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

1:30 - 2:30 setup

2:30 - 3:30 potluck

3:30 - 5:30 dance to the music of Keltricity

5:30 - 6:00 finish off left over desserts and clean up

 

Whether we dance on the 29th remains to be determined.

 

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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Ann & Harry Bickel's Bluegrass Christmas Party

No ECD, but many of us know the Bickels; they have danced with us on occasion.

December 4, 6:00 PM at the Troll Pub Under the Bridge

Get the flyer here: https://www.louisvilleecd.org/other-dance-flyers/

 

Ae Prideful Ball (without Prejudice) returns on December 17 in Frankfort.

with the Capital City Country Dance Ensemble

Get the flyer here: https://www.louisvilleecd.org/other-dance-flyers/

 

 

Christmas Country Dance School in Berea is returning in 2022!

https://bereaccds.org

There is still room so consider registering.

 

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